Question by  Chris (71)

why is my computer running slower than normal?

What are some things I should check to make sure that everything is running optimally?


Answer by  VanillaTwilight (281)

For PC: Clean cookies. Defrag. Disk cleanup. Error-Checking. Deleting files & programs you no longer want. Run a full antivirus & spyware scan. Your desktop shouldn't have a lot of icons/shortcuts nor should your toolbar (bottom right corner of screen). Check to see how many processes are running (CtrlAltDelete)

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how do i delete the window that pops up every start up for windows live messenger, and all the other icons at the bottom? how can i get my memory back? help please jenny  add a comment

Answer by  Marsha (2337)

Your computer may not run at its best speed when the internal memory gets too full. Periodically delete things you no longer need to free up memory.


Answer by  zxq (108)

There might be viruses that use the PC's resources, or there are many applications running at the same time. Scan the PC for viruses, and close the unnecessary applications.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

Have a good virus and worm protection program scan all files. You also may want to check your computer's storage and see if it is full.


Answer by  suzie09 (42)

A common cause for computer running slow is adware, also called spyware, on your computer. Get an anti-spyware/anti-adware software and scan your computer.


Answer by  Julie92 (99)

You might have too much down loaded on it. Complete a disk clean up. A virus might be the cause. Videos and music take up lots of memory

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