This post will cover not just how to fix a slow computer but also its overall performance. Without beating around the bush, try these sure tips.
Reboot Your Computer
If it has been a while you rebooted your computer, then that should probably be the first thing to do before proceeding to any of the below tricks.
Kill Heavy Background Programs
Just the same way apps running in background slows down most smartphones, so does background processes slow down your Pc.
As such, there is need to disable or remove the startup programs that automatically start every time your computer boots.
If it’s an antivirus, then make sure it is not scanning your PC in the background. Anti-virus programs are guilty of slowing down the computer when they are scanning. If you choose to have a scan then wait until the scan is complete and this should improve the overall speed.
Free Hard Drive Space
Make sure that you have at least 400-500MB of free space on your hard drive. This is to allow for a good swap file size and also for the temporary files.
Scan For Viruses And Malware
Viruses and malware are capable of slowing down your computer as well If you do not have an antivirus installed on your computer, you can try any of the free antivirus software in the market.
Read how to pick the best Antivirus softwares here
If you are a heavy Chrome user like I am and see that your computer is running slow, there is a great chance that Chrome is eating up all your RAM. So, make sure you have enough ram to run all tasks smoothly.
Make sure you have installed all the latest major Windows updates. This helps in making you safe from potential threats and also run your operating system fluently.
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