What can I do to reduce the amount of background applications running on my PC to speed it up?

1. Use the Task Manager to identify and disable unnecessary startup programs.

2. Uninstall any unused applications or programs.
3. Clear up temporary files and unused browser extensions.
4. Disable notifications from unwanted applications.
5. Update your system regularly and remove any outdated software.
6. Close any programs that are running in the background and not in use.
7. Consider using an antivirus and anti-malware tool to keep your system protected and running smoothly.
8. Install a solid-state drive (SSD) for faster read/write times.