I open the task manager and switch to the processes list.
"This gives us a good understanding of how hard the computer is working," I say. "The higher the number of processes, the harder the computer is working. Think of a car's engine. If you overwork the engine for an extended amount of time, I'm sure you know what will happen, right?"
"The car will break down?"
"Yes, exactly, it's going to start having problems! That's what we don't want! That being said, let's take a look and see. Hmm ... you have 80 processes running. This is not a good sign."
That's not necessarily true. My own laptop has 115 processes running and is working fine.
"We want to make sure that there are no unwanted malicious programs, or even threats on the system without your permission. A lot of the time, users are allowing them access without even knowing it!"
"Oh no!" says Gertrude.
"Also, I see you're running McAfee. THIS IS NOT THE SECURITY PROGRAM YOU WANT TO RUN. As you can see, it's a very heavy program. McAfee is only a trial and expires after 15-30 days. You want to use a security software that will lock the front door, back door, and the side doors of your computer. Just like having locks on all the doors of a house. That way, your computer is a secured fortress! You want to stick with quality security software. This is something you're going to want to purchase ASAP!"