Sunday, July 12, 2015
Windows 7 Slowness
My wife's Toshiba notebook runs Windows 7, and until recently worked very well indeed. But for the last several months, it suffers periodic incidents of severe slowness, even when there are only one or two apps running. I have installed Norton Security to protect from viruses, I run SpyBot S&D regularly to remove spyware, and the problem keeps reappearing. It seems to appear after she visits websites that show song lyrics, Occasionally I refresh Firefox, and that helps. RAM and CPU use suggest that something is running in the background to cause the slowness, but when I show applications and processes in the Task Window, I see nothing obviously poisonous. Any suggestions?