Nothing is worse than working on a slow computer. Over time, as your computer ages, it is inevitable it will run slower than when you first bought it. Although we may get frustrated and want to throw our computer against the wall, remember that there are ways to help your computer work faster.
Check your spyware periodically and make sure there isn’t a virus that could potentially be infecting your computer. Some of the symptoms of a virus can be slow processing, pop-ups, running out of storage space, or strange messages popping up. Any of these symptoms may indicate that your computer has been infected. For a virus to spy on you, the malware must keep your computer running as slow as possible. This is why you may experience your computer slowing down if you've been infected by a virus.
Close your Programs
If you are running too many programs at once, your computer may be experiencing overload. “Many users will close an application window via the red cross in the top right-hand corner; however, many applications will still technically be running,” advises Mathew Porter, director at Kumo Digital. “This consumes valuable processing power and RAM which in turn will slow down your [computer].” To locate the programs that you may not realize are still running, open your Task Manger. Task Manager allows you to select those applications that are still open and close them properly.
Clear out Clutter
One of the best ways to get your computer to work faster is clearing out all of items you no longer use or need on your computer. Check your files and programs you have not used in months and maybe consider deleting them. The less on your computer the faster your computer will run.
Updating your Mac Book or Windows computer is crucial in making sure your computer is running smoothly. These updates may include important features as well as enhancements to improve your computers performance and to fight against viruses. Therefore, it is very important to keep your computer or laptop up to date with updates.
Reset your PC
If your computer has not been rebooted recently, try to reboot your PC. A reboot is the process of restarting a working computer using hardware instead of software.