Posted 18 September 2011 - 09:09 PM
Hi people. For the past few weeks, my computer runs okay for the first few hours it is on, and then, it starts to lag. BIG TIME. Loading videos, playing games, switching tabs, typing...huge lagging. And when I try to shut the computer down, it takes about five minutes, because so many weird programs "aren't responding."
I got my computer in January of 2007, and since then have battled numerous viruses, and have had to clean out the innards of the computer (for dust) twice. I did the latter most recently in June, because the tower started to sound like a vacuum cleaner. Also in June, I got a really nasty virus, and thought my computer was done for. But malwarebites, secunia, and a trial version of McAfee helped with that, plus some other stuff I can't fully remember now. It was awful.
My free McAfee expired a few weeks ago. Could that be the problem? I know I don't have the virus like last time, but could other gross mini-viruses and spywares be doing this? Or should I be deleting certain programs, or defragmenting something? I really don't know what to think. Is it just time for me to buy a new computer? Now would be the time for me, financially, but I don't want to do it unless it's really necessary.
Any advice would be most appreciated!