I just got a new Dell over the weekend. I’ve noticed that it runs a bit slow out of the box, not a whole lot faster then the Pentium we had before. When I looked at the Task Manager it seemed that 50-60% of my gig of memory was being used with out any programs running.
I’d like to know what programs I can keep from running at start up, and which ones I can just get rid of all together. I’d also like to know what’s a good spyware, pop-up blocker, malware, program even if I have to buy it. McAfee was installed already, but it’s only a 30 day trial.
Any other tips would be good too since I’d like to keep the machine running good for a long time.