This is a question that almost every PC owner asks themselves after just a few months of purchasing their PCs. This can also be a hassle, especially for those who surf the Net. Unfortunately, very few know what the answer to this question is.
There are a number of reasons why a PC could run slow. Some of these would be hardware problems, like memory or processor issues, insufficient memory installed, or a fragmented drive. However, in many cases, the reason why is the existence of spyware. What makes this alarming is that a study predicted that at some point in time, more than 90% of Internet users and PC owners will be infected by spyware.
How will PC owners know if their computer systems are infected by spyware? What can they do to remove these? Various antispyware software programs online can be easily downloaded. Since downloads come with scanning features, then PC owners can go ahead and have all the files in their system scanned. If spyware is detected, then it can be removed. Generally, it would not take more than 5 minutes to download and install an anti-spyware application. Make sure, however, to choose one with a database of spyware definitions that are always updated. This way, the program would still be able to detect and remove even new versions of spyware programs.
Experts also recommend that PC owners make it a habit to have all their computer files scanned regularly. Computer scans typically last within 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the number of files stored in the PC memory. Scan results are then displayed revealing different types of information, including the number of spyware infections detected, the type of spyware infection, and the degree of severity of the infections.
Nevertheless, it is important to ensure that the anti-spyware program people will get is reliable. Only get the full version of the software if the reliability of the program has already been assured. By doing this, PC owners will no longer ask themselves the question, "Why is my computer so slow?"