Finding conflicts with other packages and can slow a machine down. Try uninstalling Teatimer and Spybot now.
The lifetime of a PC is a bit like a human - starting at a sprint with few programs on board and sagging in speed with age and the acquisition of much baggage. My laptop (Samsung Sens M55) is getting unbearably slow, poor old thing, and try as I might to spring clean hard drives, registries, spyware, cybermicrobes etc., nothing will roll back the years and put a spring back in the step. I run Kaspersky Internet Security and Spybot and have a reserve arsenel of various registry, HD and other utilities picked from the cnet selection, but nothing makes a difference.
The problem: I boot the computer and I go and have a cup of tea while the hard disk churns endlessly. Ay first, everything is just...well, slow. Within 10-30 minutes of use with several programs open, it is slower. Sometimes I might get through a whole session without a program going into gridlock, but inevitably and eventually, the "not responding" situation arises and a CTL-ALT-DEL gives no response - in other words the system crashes, retrievable only with a powerdown, re-boot and another cup of tea.
I would really like to know what is going on when the HD is churning away for no apparent reason, because I haven't asked the PC to do anything. Is there any diagnostic software out there that can tell me (in simple English)"look, the CPU has decided to work out every prime number in the universe, I know you didn't ask for it, but hey, it was bored and you were drinking tea, so what the heck..."? In other words I would like a nice graph or similar which tells me what is going on so that I can identify any culprit gremlins and dispatch them. Are there any suggestions for a really great piece of diagnostic software intended for normal humans?
In the past I have heaved a sigh, reformatted and started again, but the thought fills me with dread because of all the password protected programs that I would have to re-install, it would take me a week and a truck-load of tea. Any help would be much appreciated.