If your computer is sluggish, we have some suggestions as to how you might be able to improve its performance by using PC Cleaner as well as some other system tools on your computer.
Step 1. Use PC Cleaners's Manage Startup Manager.
If your computer is slowing down specifically when you log in then perhaps there are some startup programs that are taking up the system resources which you can disable using PC Cleaner Pro.
1. Open and select the >Tools > Startup Manager' button.
2. Review the list of programs that start up when you log in and remove any that you do not require.
3. If you do not recognize the entry then try placing it into a search page like Google to see what software it is related to.
*Please be careful not to remove important items such as your virus scanner or firewall. You may want to try only one or two at time and restart to ensure that there are no issues.
*Please note that some programs will automatically re-enable themselves on startup so you may have to open the program and go into their settings in order to disable them on startup.
Step 2. Use Windows System Tools to clean your computer.
There are also a couple of other things that can help to speed up your computer, such as using Windows' System Tools. Please find below instructions on two very useful tools to help you keep your PC in order: Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.
1. Please go to your "start" button, click to "all programs" then "accessories" and finally to "system tools".
2. Please select "Disk Cleanup". This utility scans your computer for temporary files and deleted files that can be completely erased in order to free up space.
3. Now please go back to the "System Tools" list of programs and select "Disk Defragmenter". Please exit out of any running programs to avoid encountering issues. This process will likely take a while, so you may want to set it to defragment just before you go to bed or
*It is a good idea to delete any files that you no longer need. If you have any videos loaded on your computer, consider deleting some of them to free up some space.
*It is usually a good idea to have about 10% of your computer's disc space free so that it can operate properly. To find out how big your drive is, please go to the "Start" menu, choose "my computer" and right-click on "c:", or whatever your main drive is called, and choose ‘Properties’. This will show you how big your drive is, and how much space is left on it.
Step 3. Check the settings on any security software.
Some lag may also be due to a high level of active protection of your anti-virus program. As a security precaution, most anti-virus programs have a feature that scans in real-time and constantly runs in the background. Try opening the program, clicking on ‘settings’ or ‘options’, and changing active protection to run on a medium or low level instead of high. This will ensure less strain on your system resources.