No one is happy when a computer fails to work properly in any way. The problem that annoys my customers more than any other is when their computers slow down. No failure is good, but a computer slow down it seems, is the worst!
When a computer slows down there are the usual suspects. However, there is often an overlooked problem that is to blame. In this article, we will talk about these usual suspects as well as the often overlooked problem.
Spyware Is Still A Problem And So Is Registry Corruption
Spyware, adware, viruses and all that nasty stuff can be detrimental to a computer’s health. When a computer is running slow, these are the first things to check. Spyware can also be detrimental to a person’s financial health because it can steal his of her banking information. Being well aware of this, most people have a virus/spyware scanner installed on their computer.
Registry corruption is another problem that will slow a computer down and even kill it altogether. Because of this, most people have elected to install a registry cleaner on their computers. Great choice! For some reason, registry corruption is more of a threat to Windows XP and Vista than the older OS’s.
There are times, with no malware or registry corruption present, the computer will still be slow and sometimes error prone. In a case like this, a technician has to go to work locating the problem with the computer.
Drivers Do Cause Problems Sometimes
So, when a computer is in this condition, a technician will have to go work. The problem in a case like this is often a buggy or outdated device driver. The trick is to find the one causing the problem and then find a new one to replace it and then install this new driver. All this can take hours.
The New Tool In Town
However, we don’t have to do this the old fashion way anymore! Now, there is an excellent new driver scanner that does 100% of the work for us! All we do is start it up and the driver scanner will find any bad or outdated driver we have and it will then upgrade it automatically for us.
Now that driver scanners are available, we no longer have to put up with problems that are not under the purview of spyware/virus cleaners or registry cleaners. This is because this wonderful new tool has made the once tedious and often expensive job of keeping drivers up to date quick and easy.