Recently my system kept having trouble loading common pages, and then slowed down to a crawl.
I installed Iobit ASC Free Version and ran scans, and it definitely improved performance. I also run Norton Internet Security. I used Iobit to update all my drivers.
but after things improved, that's when the hard drive started groaning intermittently. I ran a deep Defrag using Autologics Defrag, and Optimizer.
The groaning has subsided for now, but I have a funny feeling something is just hiding and will return...because I am seeing some pop up spam that I suspect may have come in with the Iobit, even though I downloaded from CNET and thought it a safe source.
One scan required a reboot and that is usually serious in my experience, and rare for this computer too.
Any help greatly appreciated. Just want to trouble shoot this as a preventative before it gets worse...