Why is my computer so slow? The question I get asked daily

Why is my computer so slow? The question I get asked daily
May 05 14:51 2015 Print This Article

I get asked this question so much, “why is my computer so slow”? Minutes later, I am on TeamViewer accessing their system to find a ton of malware and other questionable material.

Many people do not keep their software and operating system up to date, it’s frightening actually. If you are running Windows and do not have an anti-malware application installed on your system, I suggest downloading something like MalwareBytes and doing a full scan of your system.

According to Intel, there are a few things you can do to speed up your PC.

  • Regularly perform virus scans and remove spyware.
  • Perform a disk cleanup to free up space on your hard drive.
  • Defragment your computer’s disk.
  • Upgrade to a newer operating system.

There is a lot you can do to your system to speed it up, but always the first thing I suggest is to run a malware scan. The other tip I have is don’t download every piece of CRAP that appears in a popup, cause 99% of the time, it is absolute CRAP that will infect your system with viruses. I don’t know how many times I can say this, but yet people still click those shiny “Download Now” buttons which infect their systems with this random garbage.

Porn sites are loaded with these drive-by downloaders, many of which have rogue software in it. If you are going to surf porn, at least be protected! Not with a rubber, but rather give your system a rubber and make sure you have Anti-malware software on your computer as well as an ad-blocker such as Adblock Plus for Google Chrome that will help protect your computer from these sites.

If you’re still asking yourself, “Why is my computer so slow?”, after performing the steps listed above, maybe it’s time to start shopping for a new computer. Instead of spending money on costly repairs and add-ons, how would you like to have both a super fast laptop and energy-efficient tablet in one lightweight, stylish device? And if you’d like a device that’s also affordable and capable of protecting your personal information with a top-notch security system then the cure is here, once and for all: the Ultrabook™.

With a New Ultrabook or Laptop You Get Speed and Mobility

Instant gratification isn’t a bad thing when you want to be connected to friends and family or when you need a computer that’s ready to go when you are. That’s why the Ultrabook boasts both Intel® Rapid Start Technology2 and Intel® Smart Connect Technology. What does that mean for you? The answer’s simple. You’re up and running in under 7 seconds, with constant updates from your email, social network, news, and favorite apps; and all on one device that weighs less than 4 pounds and is thinner than an inch! How’s that for speed and mobility?

Plus, with all-day battery life and built-in Intel® Anti-Theft Technology, you’re ready to go and protected no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Now you can save both time and money with an Intel®-powered device that’s designed around your life—both at work and at play.

Speed and Efficiency You Can Feel… and Touch!

Think about how much more content you view on a daily basis after you first hooked up your PC. If you own a smartphone or have used any self-service kiosks lately then you already know the speed of touchscreen technology. And guess what? You can have multi-touch capability on an Ultrabook5, laptop, and even all-in-one PC. With a tap, flick, and rotation, you’re able to sort through and coordinate everything from pages and pages of content to your favorite photo and music collections.

Source: Intel

I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel Canada.

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Jonathan Yaniv
Jonathan Yaniv

Jonathan is the founder and editor-in-chief of TrustedNerd.com. Covering major tech shows such as CES, Jonathan is always there for the latest tech news. Want your gadget to be reviewed or have a release you'd like to be considered for publishing? Send Jonathan an email, jonathan [at] trustednerd.com

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