Why is my computer so slow all of a sudden?

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Every time i click on something it takes ages to come up; it seems to be searching for something – the circle keeps rotating in the top left corner.

Best Answer:

GibBas: when was the last time you defragmented the hard drive? That could be the problem or a poor internet connection or Malware/Spyware that is on your computer. Ad-Aware and Malware Bytes are good programs that are free through the internet for removing such Malware/Spyware.Go to your Control Panel and click on Performance Maintenance and Tools. Then click on "Tips for Improving Your Computers Performance" for more info.

Other answer:

GibBas:
There are multiple reasons why this could happen:
1: When was the last time you restarted your computer? A good restart usually brings the speed back.
2: As you install more programs, they create startup entries and services that run automatically and can make your computer VERY slow. You can disable most of these through task manager/services. Or consider installing more RAM.
3: How old is your hard drive and is it getting enough power? This is another great cause and can cause slow opening of files and unstability.
Cram:
Why is your computer so slow all of a sudden?
Botnet.
Jinka Varalakshmi:
If your computer has at least 4 GB RAM, Internet Security software and PC cleaner software, It will never get slow.
Taariq:
There are so much things to make it faster like restarting it, uninstalling unused applications, deleting files, defragmentation, cleaning the inside of the PC, checking for viruses, or lastly backing up everything then reinstalling windows.
Megan:
when was the last time you defragmented the hard drive? that could be the problem or a poor internet connection or malware/spyware that is on your computer… ad-aware and malware bytes are good programs that are free through the internet for removing such malware/spyware…go to your control panel and click on performance maintenance and tools… then click on "tips for improving your computers performance" for more info…
MD:
use a good antivirus.sometime computer working very slow cause of virus
ranjana:
May be because of heavy file on your drive, can make system slow

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