So darn slow
When you get your new computer home it flies web pages pop
start up is fast and programs load instantaneously
than you install anti virus software and your favorite IM
and start surfing the net, two weeks later, it takes 5 minutes to boot
it feels like slow motion.
Here are some system resource steeling things to avoid
Programs in your task bar System Tray (next to the clock)
these are programs that are started when windows starts
some may be necessary and some just handy
but many, you don't use they are just eating up resources
when installing programs uncheck the add to taskbar/Tray option
for ones already there, some programs you can right click on them, click exit, to shut them down
Spyware & Adware
Very nasty programs running in the background they keep track of where
you go and what you do, and sometimes much more
but worst of all they are using your computer resources to do it
you pick them up from the internet transparently, from programs downloaded
like weather bugs, gator, search bars
if it's free it's probably spyware.
Virus, Trojan Horses & Worms
Even keeping you anti virus program updated and running
does not mean your 100% protected
you could still get or have a virus
a/v programs only catch known viruses
if no one know it's out there they can't stop it.
Sometimes only wiping the hard drive and starting new
is the only way to be sure.
Lack of Windows, software and driver updates
The software industry amazes me, I can't believe the American public
tolerates today's software
It's like buying a new car and the dealer calls you a week late and tells
you they forgot to put a bolt in your brakes but it's no problem, just bring it in
and we'll put it in for you
than two weeks later your car dies you call them
they again say sorry, we can fix it, just bring it in.
Patches, Fixes, Updates, Services Packs
whatever they call them, it all boils down to
they sold it to you broken.
But hey they'll fix it "maybe"
The best cure for a slow computer is a tune up
by someone who knows the fixes and can preserve your data and settings
costs about 70 bucks and brings the life back to your computer