My Computer is Too Slow

A slow, annoying, and frustrating computer can make daily computing tasks difficult at best.  The reasons can be very broad, but they often point to some very specific reasons that we see regularly.  Failing to address a slow computer can result in hundreds of hours spent toiling with the computer “spinning it’s wheels.”  Get that resolved sooner rather than later and get your tasks done with less stress.

Aging hardware is increasingly becoming a problem as software speeds up, software and websites demand more from your computer, and multitasking is increasingly becoming the norm for our daily lives.  It is a new decade and we see computers from eight or more years ago that are more expensive to maintain in the long term than they are to replace.  They are often 3 major operating system versions behind today and have failing hard drives, insufficient hardware specifications, and there is generally very little that can be done to bring them up to par.  If your computer is 5 years or older, you may want to consider upgrading rather than spending to get it fixed.

Malware, viruses, and bloatware are all major contributing factors to PCs slowing down.  At least 80% of all of the machines we see are experiencing slow down due to some malware that has infected the machine.  There are many tools out there that will assist in getting rid of these problems, but keep in mind that some software disguises itself as protection for your computer when in actuality it is just trying to steal your credit card number.  Some software we recommend includes Malwarebytes and CC Cleaner – both are free and assist with getting you in the right direction.  Consider having a computer repair company diagnose and fix this issue if you’re not sure whether you are infected.  Also consider using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser of choice instead of Internet Explorer – the alternatives have far less of a chance of making your computer get infected.

Memory is one resource that can be upgraded to higher amount very easily (it involves adding a physical stick of memory inside of the machine).  Often low cost computers lack sufficient memory for the high demand of today’s Internet and operating systems.  Without getting into the details, the premise is that if your computer can keep more on it’s mind at once, the better it is at computing what your programs ask.  The low cost of upgrading memory is very negligible compared to the instant benefits that it provides.

Whatever your issue, we can get you working at your speed rather than being at the mercy of your computer’s slowness.  Call us at 386-248-0000, visit us at our office, or on the Contact Us page and mention this article to receive a free diagnosis on why your computer is being slow.