For some reason my laptop got really sluggish a while back. Normally I wouldn’t blog about this type of thing, but it was so impactful I thought I would share. I’ve already done and always do the typical stuff: defrag, clean registry, uninstall add-ons, maintain free disk space, etc. This one, however, was the culprit.
Check this out if you are experiencing the same: kb822158 Virus scanning recommendations for computers that are running Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
Excerpt: “This article also contains information to help you minimize the effect of antivirus software on system and network performance.”