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Fixing a Slow Running Computer

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by

There are many reasons that can lead to your computer running slow.

The issue of a slow running computer can be caused by the following;

Virus infections and malware. This is a common cause for slowing down your computer. Trojans and worm viruses will always affect the RAM of your computer by running malicious programs in the background that use a lot of RAM thus leading to your computer running slow.

Other malware that can slow down your machine include the spyware that keep on monitoring on what programs you are running on your computer.

Too many programs and applications running at the same time. You should be able to know that each and every program or application running uses a certain percentage of the RAM. More programs and applications means that most of the RAM is occupied slowing down your computer.

Lack of enough space on the hard drive. Sometimes we store a lot of files on them hard disk to an extent it almost gets filled. An ordinary computer would need at least 500MB in order to operate at normal speeds. Lack of space on the hard disk for temporary files is reason for your computer running slow.

Out-dated hardware and software. Sometimes users install programs on old hardware leading to the slow running of the computer. Software such as the operating system needs updating. Lack of updates leads to a slow computer

However, there are simple procedures to fix a slow running computer. Reboot your computer if it has been running for long. Get rid of viruses by installing an up to date antivirus program. You can also uninstall unnecessary programs from your computer.
You can create space on your hard drive by defragmenting. Update your software and hardware and this will be able to fix your slow running computer.

If you are having issues with a slow computer, please give us a call. We will be able to diagnose the problem quickly.

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