Quote: Originally Posted by tomharto
Lately my pc's started running really slowly, ive emptied the bin, deleted some stuff, uninstalled some programs, ran defrag/cleanup and its still going slow.
What good tools (ideally free) are there out there to help with things like virus/spyware/malware protection and to keep my registry. The only thing i have atm is avast.
If you are using Avast you should add Malwarebytes (free) for it will catch things Avast wont.
Neither should speed up (or slow down) your computer.
You can use the built in defragger, and I dont recommend reg cleaners ( in inexperienced hands) it can cause more harm than good.
Usually computer slow down from Installs/un-installs, the general increase in the size of registry, and other user related things.
The fastest way to get it back where it was in the beginning is a clean install. It is a PITA, because you will have to re-install all the apps, etc.
It is after a clean install that your machine is at its fastest.