One of the best things I could throw your way, is the link for
Easy Cleaner. It is a free program I found about 3+ years ago and have used every since. I run it every other day and it keeps the speed up and is just a damn good thing to have. This program will clean your Registry and unnecessary files which play a huge part in slowing down your computer.
Easy to use, very simple with a huge reward; a faster computer. Check it out. Now, when I run the program for unnecessary files, I do not clear my cookies every time and you may want to uncheck that, it's up to you. But I'm guaranteeing results that's right folks, guaranteeing!
AD AWARE SE PERSONAL
This is a free download. If you don't have an excellent Spyware eliminator, this is a good and free program. You don't have to look at Porn anymore, to get spyware attachments. Some bloggers, even, thinking they're getting paid for adverts, have spyware plants on their pages. I know who you are and I don't appreciate it. I will not visit your page and there are a few of you that really piss me off with your spy bullshit.
Anyway, spyware runs in the background of your computer, transmitting information. It tells what and where you're surfing and so on. It also slows down your computer, tremendously. I have several programs. Spybot Search & Destroy is another good one. Often, what one program doesn't pick up, another will. On my sidebar under the Tool Belt title, is another program called
Trend Micro Housecall. It is a free and the absolute best. My brother-in-law works for a major computer company who services all of NYC. On the road, when repairing a computer, he often uses this program first. It may take a minute to run but it will astound you with it's results. It picks up Grayware, Malware, Spyware and Viruses, those dirty SOB's. All of these things, if they don't crash your computer, will at the very least, slow it down. Run these programs often, correlate the habit of knowing when you run to the store, run a program, run to the shitter, run a program. I'm telling you, these programs will make your life a little easier!