A new Harris poll reveals that 10% of people would rather spend a night in jail than deal with a chronically slow computer. Read on for other findings. 

  • 31% of people would rather clean a dirty cat litter box than deal with a slow computer.
  • 15% of people would rather run a marathon than deal with a slow computer.

What are some things you can do to speed up your computer?

According to howtogeek.com, here are 3 things you can do to speed it up:

Disable Start-Up Programs.  Right Click on your task bar and choose "Start Task Manager".  Click the start-up tab and disable start-up programs you don't need.

Scan For Malware and Adware.  Your computer might be slow because malware may be running in the background. There is a program called "Malwarebytes".  If you scan your computer with that, it will find all malicious programs and get rid of them. It picks up things that your anti-virus software may miss.

Free Up Disk Space.  If your hard drive is close to being full, it will slow down your computer.  Just run the "disk cleanup" feature in Windows to get rid of unwanted files.

For more things you can do to speed up your computer, check out this article on howtogeek.com.