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My desktop Dell Studio computer Has been slow lately. Since I switched from Cable to Verizon FIOS it beccame much worse.It freezes a lot too.

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Hi,

- As I see, First of all you need to diagnose and correct the internet connection problem using the troubleshooting related to your internet connection setting.

To do that you can follow the procedures in this link.

- You should clean the temporary internet files and cache.(from the internet>tools menu) (large number of temp internet files also make starting slow.)

- You have to remove all unwanted programmes particularly the games from add remove of Cntr Panel.

- You may defragment your C drive, at time lots of fragmentation cause this problem.

- You can safely clean, repair and optimize your computer.
It will help improve your system performance without expensive hardware upgrades.

- There is a disk cleanup tool in your computer that you can use to identify the unnecessary files on your PC, and safely delete them. This procedure might be very effective if you are running out of storage space, but if you actually have a lot of disk space left, it does not actually help much.

- The spyware programs run silently in the background, and do nothing to help you. Some of them have been very well programmed, and are very hard to detect and remove. A few pieces of spyware on the computer should not usually slow it down too much. But when the amount of spyware on your computer accumulates into a large amount, there will be serious speed issues.
To remove the spyware from your computer, you will need an antispyware program. Removing them should remove the irritating popups that they cause, and also improve your computer speed. One good antispyware that I would recommend is Spybot Search and Destroy.

- As a last solution you can reinstall a clean operating system.


Hope this helps.
Waiting your comments.

Kind Regards.

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