Over time Spyware can build up on your computer, which in turn will slow your PC. Spyware build up on your computer from web browsing or web downloads, which is often difficult to detect. PC users will notice unwanted behavior,slow in system performance, network traffic, failure to boot, unwanted pop-up advertisements, changing configuration of your computer without your knowledge are some of the characters of spyware’s.
ehow has a good tutorial on How to Get Your Computer to Boot Faster, which recommends to perform the following steps,
- By loading only the required software at system startup, you can cut your boot time significantly.
Stop unwanted programs that start up automatically on Windows by configuring “msconfig” utility.