What different maintenance tasks should I perform regularly to keep my PC running quickly?

1. Keep the operating system and software up to date: Install all available updates, patches and bug fixes for your operating system and applications regularly.

2. Delete temporary files regularly: Erase all temporary files, internet cache, old log files and other unnecessary files.

3. Run disk clean-up: This utility can help you delete unnecessary files, clean the registry and more.

4. Uninstall unused programs: If you’re not using them anymore, uninstall all apps you don’t need.

5. Defragment hard drive: Fragmentation of your hard drive can slow down your computer. Use the built-in defragmenter or a third-party tool to defragment your drive.

6. Scan for malware: Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and scan your computer for viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious software.

7. Check for hardware issues: Monitor your hardware for any issues such as slow fans, overheating processors and failing drives.

8. Clean up your startup programs: Too many programs running in the background at startup can slow down your computer. Disable unneeded ones.