Could you let us have some idea of what hardware you're using?
- Make & model would be good.
-CPU, amount of RAM, type of/size of HDD, graphics card (if any) would also be very helpful.
We already know what operating system you're running, but depending on your answer, I may make a few suggestions.....which you may, or may not, wish to act upon. They will only be suggestions, but they may be able to make your computer act like it's young & spry again. (No, I'm not lying; and it's not a scam, neither.)
XP is not at all secure nowadays; I'd go so far as to say it's actually dangerous for anything involving web access (and that's the one place many of us spend quite a bit of time in these days). It may be time to consider trying out something else. Something which won't need anti-virus/anti-malware, and all that nonsense.
Let us have your hardware specs, if you would, and we'll see where we can go from there. The CPU and/or amount of RAM will be the real 'crunch-point'.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 21 December 2016 - 02:42 PM.
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