Make sure you windows is up to date with all new updates and check defrag if you are running windows xp
do msconfig and uncheck programs that do not need to start when the computer is started. I only
only have my antivirus running.
If you know how to work in the registry then check these to places and make sure you do not
also have things starting that are not needed.. If you do not know how to make changes in
the registry then you should not try these
download the free malwarebytes from
Run this for a full scan every month at least
Run your antivirus.
download ccleaner and run it every week.
ccleaner has both a scanner that removes left over temp files and such and also a registry cleaner.
I run both and never had had a problem with running either.
I also have registry first aid that I run every 3 months but it is not free
People bring their computers to me to check and I have found that just doing
these will fix most of their problems. Most of the time when they bring me there computer
it is because it it running slow and this will fix it. Another thing I tell them is add
more memory xp needs at least 1 gbit to really speed it up but no more that 2gbit, and windows 7
4gbits. Most new
laptops with windows 7 have either 3gbit or 4gbits of memory. I would never buy one that
did not have 4gbits of memory for windows 7