What steps can I take to keep my computer running fast?

1. Run regular maintenance checks: Use a software program, like CCleaner or Avast Cleanup, to delete junk files, clean out your registry and check for viruses.

2. Free up disk space: Delete old files and programs that you don’t need. Uninstall unused programs and empty the recycling bin.

3. Update software: Ensure that the latest security patches and software updates are installed.

4. Tune up your hardware: Defragment your hard drive, upgrade your RAM and make sure your graphics card is up-to-date.

5. Keep your browser clean: Clear your cache, cookies and browsing history regularly. Also, use an ad blocker to reduce web page clutter.

6. Monitor background processes: Check your Task Manager and disable unnecessary applications from running in the background.