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Erica Gerald Mason·3 min read

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Follow these 6 tips to speed up a slow computer. (Photo: Getty)
Follow these six tips to speed up a slow computer. (Photo: Getty)

After a summer of sun and fun, it might take you some time to get back into your daily groove at work or school, you certainly don't want your computer to creep along at a snail's pace. Yet, it can seem after months of streaming the newest binge-worthy shows or scrolling through social media to watch puppy videos, your device has thrown up the white flag of defeat.

If your system has slowed down, here are six ways to tidy up — and help speed up — your computer, so you can get back to work. Or puppy videos. We're not here to judge.

Step #1: Delete unused apps and programs

Unused programs take up valuable storage space. Delete anything you haven't used in more than six months. While you're at it, uninstall unnecessary add‑ons such as toolbars, plug‑ins, and extensions.

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Step #2: Get antivirus software

Antivirus software like System Mechanic helps improve computer performance by identifying and troubleshooting the root causes of your device's troubles. The software helps clear out the junk from your computer, fixes unstable WiFi connections, and frees up storage space so your computer functions almost like new.

System Mechanic can also help protect you from cybercriminals. Hackers, for example, can deploy malware, which includes viruses, spyware, adware, trojans, and more. "The most common method of hacking is scam texts, emails or social media messages, where hackers disguise themselves as a trusted person or brand so they can steal personal details," Catherine Hiley, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, tells Yahoo Life. "Clicking unfamiliar links in these messages can give criminals access to your identity, passwords, [and] bank details to name a few. And with this information, hackers are able to exploit their victims."

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