Software or OS is Running Slow

Cause: lack of resources such ( RAM, CPU, HD) virus or malware infection missing  updates


  • Open task manager and look for RAM Or virtual memory allocation any applications use all of the RAM adjust virtual memory if necessary.
  • Check CPU usage levels. Check your hard drive space.
  • Through Task Manager to check the System Processes and look for sketchy names using a lot of CPU or Ram (Virus can have a similar name to common Windows components).
  • Perform a full system scan for viruses.
  • If you have a virus that you can’t remove-consider OS reimage or reinstall.
  • Install all updates for your computer/let them finish/reboot (updates can take up resources and time).



 Note: You can also upgrade to an SSD storage for a huge boost in OS performance link and description.

I hope it has been a useful article.