Hi - I have the following PC:-
Dell XPS 4100
Intel Core i7-2600 @3.4GHz
Storage Seagate ST3100 1GB
Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 6700
Running MBAM Anti-Malware and Anti-Exploit, SuperAntiSpyware & Windows Defender
I tend to look after the system carefully and not install anything I don't need.
However the system seemed to be gradually slowing down in general use - and on boot.
I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and installed Chrome instead of using Internet Explorer.
I believe it is a bit better, but still seemed sluggish starting, opening applications, browsing etc.
I have run CCleaner, Glary Utilities to try to identify any issues.
I have run the above virus/malware checkers.
I tried Spybot and AVG as alternatives - ununistalled them after use.
Nothing significant was found.
I have scanned the hard drive. No issues. Fragmentation is not an issue.
I have gone through the applications and uninstalled anything I dont need.
I feel I need some kind of better health check to try to weed out any hidden issues, but unsure what to use.
I am concerned it is bogged down with other s/w that I don't need - for example...
When looking at the start up -- Glary Utilities tells me I have...
Startup Programs 3 (I have deliberately reduced this)
Scheduled tasks 67
Application Services 20
Windows Services 47
I have no idea whether this is high or normal.
Does anyone have advice on how I could approach this issue and do a more thorough clean up of the system? And perhaps find anything hidden away that may be causing the slowing down issue.
Thanks and regards..