For a while my laptop has been running slow. I have checked using a scan that i have 4GB of RAM in so cant do anything there so thinking of getting rid of some programs.
It runs Vista. When i go into the program list there are loads of programs I have no idea about or if they are important or if I have even ever used them. On my older laptop XP it told me when it was last used so this gave me some indication of how important it was.
How do I know which I can safely delete without it affecting my laptop. In particular alot of Sony ones are named that were obviously preinstalled. Is there a website somewhere where i could type in a name and it would tell me what the program does and if I would need it or better still is there something that will tell me this on my laptop. What worries me is deleting something that i can not get back without paying for or something that will then make my laptop not work.
Forgot to mention I use CCleaner and have defragmented.Thanks in advance.