Grif writes about scans that can find and remove most of them. There is one that I don't have a ready cure for so let's get to work. Use Grif's post at the link to follow.
Hello, I have a Windows XP Home Edition eMachines T-5048 for six years straight.
My computer has been running rather slow over the years and I am aware that it was because of the amount of programs I have installed on it. So last week, I have decided to format the disk to see if it could run faster as if it was new, but instead, it's even a LOT SLOWER than before. I literally wait two minutes for every page to load, two-five minutes for a folder and program to open, you name it. I reinstalled 25% of the programs back on it such as Mozilla Firefox, Skype, Microsoft Office, etc.
I don't know why it's so slow. I tried running AVG, Malwarebytes, used System Defragmentor, but nothing really works. Could this be RAM related (maybe it's wearing out?)
Help will very much be appreciated. Thanks in advance.