TAME ROGUE PROGRAMS
If your PC occasionally—or even frequently—finds itself grinding to a halt before mysteriously coming back to life again, it’s likely that a rogue process or program is attempting to claim more system resources than are available. Again, it’s a problem that affects older and slower machines, and the solution lies in a program called Process Lasso ( https://bitsum.com).
This app runs in the background and offers several performance benefits, the key one of which is ProBalance. This keeps an eye out for those processes attempting to grind your system to a halt. When Process Lasso spots one, it immediately reduces that process’s priority level, to prevent it from stealing too many system resources, so keeps your PC running smoothly as a result.
Be sure to download either the 32-bit or 64-bit version, according to your system type—older and low-memory PCs tend to be running 32-bit Windows, but confirm this by pressing Win-Pause/Break. The free version of Process Lasso is all you need, and because everything is done automatically, you can leave this handy tool to its own devices once installed.