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1. Disable programs that run on startup
Start by launching the Task Manager: Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc or right-click the lower-right corner of your screen and select Task Manager. Kill ( right-click > disable ) unnecessary programs that run at Startup tab.
2. Disable shadows, animations and visual effects
In the Windows 10 search box type sysdm.cpl and press Enter. That launches the System Properties dialog box. Click the Advanced tab and click “Settings” in the Performance section. That brings you to the Performance Options dialog box.
Select “Adjust for best performance” at the top of the screen and then click OK.
3. Kill malware
First, run a system scan to find adware and malware. If you’ve already installed a security suite such as Panda Security, you can use that. You can also use Windows 10’s built in anti-malware app — just type Windows Defender in the search box, press Enter, and then click Scan Now. Windows Defender will look for malware and remove any it finds.