Slowing problems can be hard to find, they can be anything from adware &/or malware infection, overheating, driver corruption, or damaged file system (Check Disk & Defrag.).
To start with lets make sure that all your fans are running and not bogged down with dust. Shutdown computer, open side of case and check for excessive dust buildup if so blow it out with compressed air.
Lets see if we can find any hidden adware &/or malware.
See this article:Taking out the Trash
Show all Files & Foldershttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62
Try these free tools.
Trendmicro (free virus scan only)http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Ewido (free) Install & update.http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
Adware SE (update after installing)http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D (update after installing)http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.html
Edited by River_Rat, 26 July 2005 - 01:00 PM.