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Is Your Computer Running At A Snail’s Pace?

Is your computer slowing you down? You are not alone. Security software, web conferencing tools and browsers use an increasing amount of your computer’s resources.

Regular restarts, clearing the web browser cache and disabling startup programs may help make your computer run faster.

During web conferences, close unneeded programs, switch to audio-only and turn off virtual backgrounds. Using a separate device helps, too! (See how to manage slower internet & low bandwidth for more tips.)

Are these suggestions still not helping? Contact your IT support professionals. They can help with, for example:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Computer memory upgrades
  • Computer replacement recommendations