“It used to work fiiiine!”
Of course it did. Computers start out speedy, but “over time as you download files, install software, and surf the Internet, your computer gets bloated with files that hog system resources,” according to Business Insider. Here are six tips for how to make your computer faster.
Evaluate your antivirus software.
Lifehacker explains that while viruses or malware can certainly make your machine sluggish, a number of popular antivirus programs—McAfee and Norton, for example—actually contribute to the drag. You should have an antivirus program, but one way to make your computer faster is to try a free alternative like Microsoft Security Essentials that won’t weigh down your system.