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Why Your Computer May Be Running Slow

Why Your Computer May Be Running Slow

I want to note first of all that this advice is most commonly cater to the PC market. It should be mostly common knowledge, before if any reason you don’t know this advice, I hope that I have helped you. For Mac users, we do have Mac articles available for you and the advice found in this article may still be beneficial for you. This is also assuming that your computer itself is in the bottleneck. If your hardware is relatively new, this article is definitely for you. However, if your hardware as much older and/or has gone through plenty of use, that might be the issue for why your computer so slow. Older hardware combined with newer software typically isn’t it great match, and is probably the biggest reason why hardware of any type, whether that be phones, tablets, or PCs, tend to slow down over time.

Software

Software might be the biggest culprit when it comes to PC slowdown. It might not actually be viruses per se, though that is definitely a possibility. It is more likely to be just a bunch of software installed within your system and running at the same time when you don’t need it. Things like bundled up software that common with installation for programs you actually need tend to slow down your computer significantly just because it is using resources of your hardware when you don’t even realize it.

Let’s go back to the possibility of viruses and malware on your computer for a second. What has viruses, malware, adware, spyware, and whatever ware has ever come up all have in common? They have spawned a multitude of virus software that PC users have been inclined to install obsessively. Now, there’s nothing wrong with a virus software. However, when it comes to actually using them, it can tend to slow your computer down drastically. This is because they are very commonly scanning your files in the background almost 24/7 or as long as you are using your computer. This puts a whole strain on your hard drive as a process is the scan for viruses while you use other programs on the desktop. This is uses a ton of PC resources and social computer down. To solve this issue, simply find the settings of your virus or malware software and set a dedicated time to scan for viruses if you’re still that cautious of obtaining one. For most users, Windows 10 Defender is a good enough antivirus system that you don’t even need any external software to slow your desktop down.

Bloatware

This is the last point, but it kind of ties in with the last point. Bloatware is a sort of software, but I do not regard as such because no one ever uses them. Bloatware is designed to install on your computer even when you don’t want it or use it. This means software that is installed right when you buy your desktop, for instance if you buy preowned desktop or prebuilt desktop. It is also installed right inside your laptop, since you don’t typically build those on your own. Even installing new programs or operating systems like Windows will inevitably bring bloatware into your system. To get rid of bloatware, simply go to your control panel, go to uninstall programs, and just run through the list of programs you don’t really need an uninstall them. Now there are some important software you need to be aware of in the uninstall tab. If you’re unsure if specific software is necessary for computers life, do a Google search on it. There will be many helpful forms that will advise you on what the program actually does. If you find out that you don’t need it, uninstall it. Once you uninstall a few of the items in the list, do a restart and you see your computer will perform noticeably better just because it doesn’t have any programs or software running in the background that don’t need to be running.

The end goal is to only have installed what you really need and actually use. Useful programs, games, and other software should only be installed in your desktop’s hard drive, not useless junk like bloatware.

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