There is a certain law of the universe that goes something like this. It doesn't matter how fast your computer is when it leaves the store, when you get it home and use it for a little while it will start to run really slow. In fact, that is probably one of the largest complaints that we hear when people bring us their computers. The conversation with them usually begins with the sentence “My computer is running really slow” and we go from there.
What is it that causes computers to grind along like they were stuck in rush hour traffic? Well, generally there are just a few things that cause this to happen. Finding the one that is causing your computer to slow down is usually fairly easy, making it go away and speeding your computer back up to its original glory is not. Here are 3 things that may be causing your computer to slow down.
1. Spyware Clogging Your Computer - A few short years ago you never even heard the word spyware, now there are many words to describe it. Some call it malware or scumware, but spyware is the general term that we are going to use. This is malicious software that is planted on your computer and causes all kinds of problems, from invasive popups to stolen passwords. I have seen computers with thousands of traces of these dirty little programs. Removing them requires some anti spyware software which you can download from the Internet.
2. Trace Errors in your Registry - The windows registry is kind of a hidden monster that a lot of people know about but few discuss. It controls a lot of things on your computer, but if there are any errors in the registry this will cause your computer to slow down. You can also fix this with software available on the internet.
3. Hardware Problems - This is probably not the problem with your computer, but it has to be mentioned because it could be the problem. After you have eliminated the spyware and cleaned the registry and you still have problems, then it is time to take your computer to a qualified technician to see if you are having hardware trouble.
Your best bet is to take care of these problems in the order listed, because even if your computer does have some hardware problem, more than likely it is also infested with spyware that needs to be cleaned anyway. Here's to your computers good health.
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