Are there certain programs or tasks that slow down my PC?

Yes, certain programs and tasks can slow down your PC. High resource-intensive programs like video games, graphic designing software, and video- and audio-editing software will typically create large demands on your computer’s resources and will cause it to slow down. Additionally, not having enough RAM or hard drive space, running too many background processes, using an outdated operating system, or downloading and installing unnecessary software can all cause a slowdown in your PC’s performance.