How can I prevent my computer from being slowed down by viruses and malware?

1. Install an antivirus program and keep it up to date.

2. Use a reliable firewall to protect your connection from malicious attacks.
3. Regularly update your operating system and applications.
4. Be careful when downloading and installing programs.
5. Avoid clicking on unsolicited links and attachments in emails.
6. Limit user privileges on the computer.
7. Use disk cleanup and disk defragmenter tools regularly.
8. Keep your personal data backed up.
9. Use a trusted pop-up blocker.
10. Use an anti-malware program to scan your computer regularly.