Slowing computer

By Darrenbilly
May 24, 2008
  1. Recently my computer has been getting a bit slow and sluggish. At start up i have to wait about 2 minutes before anything opens, such as itunes of msn. Any suggestions? I'm about to run HJT
  2. THNDR143

    THNDR143 TS Member Posts: 43


    First, check for spyware. Then run the Disk Cleanup Utility. Then run Defrag.
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    There are parst of the system to check before assuming the slowness is from spyware:

    This was recently posted and is an excellent checklist if where to begin:

    Guide to making your PC run faster:

    Can it be due to spyware/adware? Yes, but all of the sections mentioned on that post play a significant part for a well-running system. Check it out.
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