Hello, my computer is slow for no reason. I am running on Windows 8.1 with a Packard Bell Computer.
Windows 8.1 Operating system
AMD A4-5000 APU processor with 1.50 GHz
( Please thouroughly read everything I am about to say )
I am at the end of my rope here as to why my computer is running ridiculously slow. I have used Norton Internet Security to eradicate every piece of malware, tracking cookie, trojan, virus, etc.
I have looked through my registry and manually deleted any and all useless keys left by deleted programs and every single harmful registry key from there and still no improvement. I have used the Disk Defragmenter many times but my PC doesn't get fragmented much at all. I hae used the Disk Cleanup to free all the space I can and my computer is really clean and uncluttered. It can't be the internet connection I have since this slowness does not affect anyone else in my house, just me. I have used the Norton Power Eraser and it detects some registry issues too but fails to remove them, however, checking manually, I cannot find and remove them myself. I have even tried multiple other programs such as Malwarebytes and CCleaner
So to recap:
Perfectly clean registry, devoid of harmful keys or useless software keys
No trace of any piece of malware/trojan/tracking cookie/virus, etc.
Fully optimized using Disk cleanup AND Defrag
No internet troubles for anyone else, just me so it must be my computer.
Also, my computer does not have very many programs or files on it at all.
Norton Power Eraser keeps failing
Malwarebytes and CCleaner prove ineffective
So, my question is this:
Taking all of that into account, what could possibly be causing my computer's slowness?
I just don't know what to do anymore and it is very frustrating.