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My system appears to be slow

Usually, after installing a security software, there may appear a slight slowdown of the system, which to a certain degree is normal.

If you notice a significant slowdown, this issue can appear for the following reasons:

  • CompuClever Antivirus Plus is not the only security program installed on the system.

    Though CompuClever Antivirus Plus searches and removes the security programs found during the installation, it is recommended to remove any other antivirus program you may use before installing CompuClever Antivirus Plus. For more information, please refer to “How do I remove other security solutions?”.

  • The Minimum System Requirements for running CompuClever Antivirus Plus are not met.

    If your machine does not meet the Minimum System Requirements, the computer will become sluggish, especially when multiple applications are running at the same time.

  • There are too many invalid registry keys left in your Windows Registry.

    Cleaning the Windows Registry can improve the performance of your system. Click the Optimize button on the CompuClever Antivirus Plus interface to visit our webpage with Tune-up tools.

  • Your hard disk drives are too fragmented.

    File fragmentation slows down file access and decreases system performance.

    Running the Disk Defragmenter can improve the performance of your system.

    To defragment your disk using your Windows operating system, follow the path from the Windows start menu: StartAll ProgramsAccessoriesSystem ToolsDisk Defragmenter.

  • You have installed applications that you do not use.

    Any computer has programs or applications that you do not use. And many unwanted programs run in the background taking up disk space and memory. If you do not use a program, uninstall it. This is also valid for any other pre-installed software or trial application you forgot to remove.

    [Important] Important

    If you suspect a program or an application to be an essential part of your operating system, do not remove it and contact CompuClever Antivirus Plus Customer Care for assistance.

  • Your system may be infected.

    Your system speed and its general behavior can also be affected by malware. Spyware, viruses, Trojans and adware all take a toll on your computer’s performance. Make sure to scan your system periodically, at least once a week. It is recommended to use the CompuClever Antivirus Plus System Scan because it scans for all types of malware threatening the security of your system.

    To start the System Scan, follow these steps:

    1. Open the CompuClever Antivirus Plus window.

    2. Access the Protection panel.

    3. Under the Antivirus module, select System Scan.

    4. Follow the wizard steps.