A reader is worried about scanning for viruses too often. “Just read Roland Waddiilove’s article on keeping the PC.clean, and am wondering if by running anti-virus programs daily is too much? I know they generate “files” and am wondering if that is what is making my PC run so slowly? I’ve moved pictures and files I want to save onto flash drives. My ‘C’ drive is showing hardly anything on it for its age and use. I’m using CCleaner and Malwarebytes.”
A good virus protection is always on and working in real-time to search for threats. And while a clean-up can generate files, it should not generate enough to slow down your PC.
There are a number of factors besides the amount of files on a PC that can cause it to slow down, including hardware issues. Click here for an easy solution for cleaning up unnecessary files on your PC.