TAME ROGUE PRO­GRAMS

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If your PC oc­ca­sion­ally—or even fre­quently—finds it­self grind­ing to a halt be­fore mys­te­ri­ously com­ing back to life again, it’s likely that a rogue process or pro­gram is at­tempt­ing to claim more sys­tem re­sources than are avail­able. Again, it’s a prob­lem that af­fects older and slower ma­chines, and the so­lu­tion lies in a pro­gram called Process Lasso ( https://bit­sum.com).

This app runs in the back­ground and of­fers sev­eral per­for­mance ben­e­fits, the key one of which is ProBalance. This keeps an eye out for those pro­cesses at­tempt­ing to grind your sys­tem to a halt. When Process Lasso spots one, it im­me­di­ately re­duces that process’s pri­or­ity level, to pre­vent it from steal­ing too many sys­tem re­sources, so keeps your PC run­ning smoothly as a re­sult.

Be sure to down­load ei­ther the 32-bit or 64-bit ver­sion, ac­cord­ing to your sys­tem type—older and low-me­mory PCs tend to be run­ning 32-bit Win­dows, but con­firm this by press­ing Win-Pause/Break. The free ver­sion of Process Lasso is all you need, and be­cause ev­ery­thing is done au­to­mat­i­cally, you can leave this handy tool to its own de­vices once in­stalled.

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