Are there any programs that I should install to improve my computer performance?

The best way to improve the performance of your computer is to make sure it is running up to date, virus-free software and to optimize your system settings. You can also uninstall programs you don’t use, defragment your hard drive, clear out any unnecessary or temporary files, and upgrade your hardware if necessary. You may also want to consider installing a system optimization tool like CCleaner to help with these tasks.