How can I clean up my PC to improve its performance?

1. Uninstall Unused Programs: Open up the Control Panel and type “programs” into the search bar. Click on “Uninstall a program” and you’ll be able to see which programs are installed on your computer. If there are any programs that you no longer need or use, uninstall them by selecting them and clicking the “Uninstall” button.

2. Scan for Malware: Malware can slow down your PC by taking up system resources or introducing unwanted browser extensions. Use an antivirus program such as Malwarebytes or Norton to scan your computer for any malicious programs.

3. Clear Temp Files: Temp files are unnecessary files that are left on your computer after a program is closed or a web page is visited. These files can take up space and slow down your PC. Go to the Start Menu, type in “%temp%”, and press enter. It will bring up a folder with all of the temp files. Delete all of the files in this folder to clear space on your hard drive.

4. Check System Resources: If your computer is still running slowly, check your system resources by opening the Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Delete). Click on the Performance tab and look at the CPU, Memory, and Disk Usage. If any of these are at 100%, it could mean that your computer is having trouble keeping up with all the tasks it has to do.

5. Clean the Registry: The Windows Registry stores all the settings and configurations for your computer. If it gets cluttered with outdated entries, it can slow down your PC. Use a registry cleaner such as CCleaner to scan the registry and remove any unnecessary entries.

6. Update Software: Outdated software may be causing your computer to run slowly. Make sure to visit the official websites of any programs you use and make sure they are up to date.