My laptop has been running very slowly over the last 4-6 weeks, in particular when I am running Firefox, it pauses often before recovering, and over the last few weeks it has started freezing quite frequently.
I was also getting the BSOD occurring on a few occasions 2-3 weeks a go, but that seems to have stopped occurring.
The CPU is often running at full tilt (90-100%) and fan working hard constantly, when I have 1-2 tabs on Firefox with Microsoft Word open... very difficult to watch youtube videos without a lag....
I was referred here after receiving help in the security forum re: cleaning up and getting rid of spyware/malware etc.
I am wondering whether there may be a solvable issue will significantly improve the performance of my computer or whether I need to look into getting a new one - I've had this one for almost 4 years and it is often running for 12 hours per day, although I only use it for basic tasks (i.e. browsing internet, word processing, watching videos, listening to music etc)...