Computers normally start slowing down about 12 months after purchase. It's not because they are broken or even faulty. It's not because you have too many tabs open at the same time. Here are some of the most common issues and most are easily fixed.
Background programs: If your computer is on then it is running programs in the background. You did nothing to start these programs and they may not be necessary for you to operate but nonetheless there are still there. Many you can't even see. One example would be your antivirus program. You don't need to see it to know that it is running in the background, protecting you. Over time, other programs may sneak into the background and suck up your resources. Some examples of these programs are Acrobat Updater, iTunes Helper, and Skype. Good News! We can speed up your computer by setting these programs to run only when you need them or remove them altogether.
Application bloat: What do you do to improve last year's version of a program? Add additional features! Problem is that the applications become bloated with features that you may not need or even know about but they keep using more and more of your resources. Every time developers review their programs, they think that you have purchased the latest, greatest computer and can run everything that they release. This is why you may notice a slow computer after an automatic update. Sometimes you don't even know that the update happened, just that your computer is moving very slow and making you crazy! We can remove unwanted applications and/or increase the power of your computer.
Slow hard drives: Your data is stored on your hard drive. It works somewhat like a record player-with a spinning plate and a needle that reads data. If your data is spread out across a lot of places on the plate, your hard drive needle has to go backwards and forwards thousands of times to access a single file. This backwards and forward movement takes more time to bring up your file. We can improve your data to give your hard drive a much needed break or an even better solution would be an upgrade to a SSD. A Solid State Drive stores data in memory chips-like an USB drive-and does not have moving parts. Your computer can find the data much faster without having to move the needle.
Sorry to say that once your computer starts slowing down, the problem will only get worse. Background programs will multiply, application bloat follows, and your hard drive wears itself out looking for data. No worries! You don't have to purchase a new computer...it is possible to make your existing computer fast again...for a fraction of the cost.
Want help with the speed of your computer? Call us at 937-660-4899.