Why Is My Computer Running Very Slow?

Computer is slowThere could be many reasons why your computer is running slow. It doesn’t have to be serious problems but it’s always a good idea to check everything you can think of, because if there’s a big system error or worse, you risk losing valuable programs and settings. If your computer suddenly starts running very slow, there could be a virus that has abused system resources or registry errors that makes Windows having a hard time finding the right configurations for programs and options.

Why Is A Computer Slow?

Usually when a computer starts slowing down, there’s a problem in the registry. The registry handles configurations for Windows and third party programs, and if a registry entry is invalid or missing, registry errors occur. The best way to solve registry errors is to use a software that can scan and repair broken registry entries. It’s not easy to fix registry errors manually and if you want to get more information about fixing registry errors, read this registry guide.

A virus can cripple your system and slow down your computer fast. It’s pretty hard to remove a virus when it’s already infected your computer, so make sure you have a strong antivirus protection to begin with. There are many types of malware that can damage your computer system, so don’t download strange files or click on links in unknown emails, you can protect your computer by using common sense when you browse the internet.

If your computer is packed with files and programs, it will have an impact on your overall computer performance. It’s a good idea to have at least 10% available hard disk space to help your computer find files and launch programs faster. You can use an external hard disk to store large and unimportant files, and don’t install programs you don’t need and remove them you never use. A computer will not get slow for no reason, so if you want to give your computer a speed boost, you must find the problem and solve it.

How To Fix A Slow Computer?

If it’s a problem with a virus or other malware, you must get rid of it as fast as possible. If your current antivirus program can’t remove it, you should look for alternatives, there are many premium antivirus developers and if you choose a well known program, you should be ok. It’s important to take it serious because to remove a virus can be an expensive task to solve if it manage to infect many files.

A computer needs care once in a while to stay healthy. If you don’t have the skills or time to manually clean and repair your computer system, you can use a PC optimizer tool. A software like Speedy PC Pro takes care of the computer maintenance and removes unnecessary files and items that clutters up your system and makes it slow. It is packed with many other features too, and you can check out our Speedy PC Pro review, if you want to get more information about it.

I am not a big fan of free PC optimizer software’s because it is not cheap to develop a tool like that, and why will someone spend a lot of time developing a software? Well, to get more features you usually have to upgrade and the free version is most of the time pretty basic. If you have enough skills to manually maintain your computer system, it’s great but it’s not a bad idea to use a premium software like Speedy PC Pro.

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4 Responses to Why Is My Computer Running Very Slow?

  1. Althea Young February 27, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    If it’s not because of malware, it can be some sort of files or programs installed in your computer.
    Try to ask yourself if are you still using them or when was the last time you’ve used that. If you can determine and have answered these questions, then it’s up for you to delete or keep those program or files.
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    • Ludwig February 27, 2013 at 8:46 am #

      A malware can also cripple a computer system and make it slow. But usually, you are right when it comes to unnecessary programs and files.
      Thanks for stopping by Althea.

  2. Warren Jennings March 22, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    Here are the top reasons why a particular computer is running slow

    1. Clustered registry
    2. Junk files and disk fragments
    3. Too many startup programs
    4. Fancy Desktop wallpapers and other unnecessary extras
    5. Viruses and Spyware

    They are some reasons why computers is running slow.

    But, with the help of this post all that reasons will be resolve. This post has the perfect information in making your computer faster. Thanks for posting. Keep posting like this very helpful post. Cheers
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    • Ludwig March 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

      Thanks Warren, glad you liked it.

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