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Default The programs that slow down Windows

The PC Spy web site ran several tests to determine which applications, when installed on your Windows computer, are doing the most to slow down your system.

The author installed several popular applications into a Windows virtual machine in order to determine the slowdown each app added to the system. Each new application was installed on a totally fresh machine, and the tests were repeated 3 times each. The results?

It came as no surprise that antivirus software (in this case, Norton) created the biggest system drag. Beyond that, lots of installed system fonts (we've seen this before) was the second biggest slowdown, followed by Yahoo's and AOL's chat programs. Obviously you can't get rid of any old program just because you saw it on this list, but if you want to speed up your PC and you see an application or two you could do without, it never hurts to clean house a little.
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