If your PC is running a bit more slowly than when you first bought it, you're not alone. And, luckily you don't have to just accept a slow computer. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I explore five common culprits of system slowdowns and tell you how to address them.
For those who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or check out Debra Littlejohn Shinder's article, "10 tips for troubleshooting PC system slowdowns."
I mention the following resources during the episode:
- Video: Detect and remove malware with these tools
- Video: Four free defragmentation tools for power users
- Video: Uninstall applications from Windows with Revo Uninstaller
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.