What can I do if I suspect a virus is slowing down my PC?

1. Run a virus scan with your anti-virus software. Make sure the software is up-to-date and run regular scans to detect any malicious activity.

2. Check for malware. Malware can also slow down your PC. Use an anti-malware program to scan and remove any malicious programs that may be running in the background.

3. Disable unnecessary startup items. Too many applications or services running at startup can slow down your PC. You can open the task manager and disable any items you don’t need.

4. Update your operating system. Install all available updates and patches to ensure your computer runs as efficiently as possible.

5. Check for disk fragmentation. Fragmented data on your hard drive can slow down your PC, so it’s important to defragment your hard drive periodically.

6. Clean up your system’s junk files. Over time, your computer can accumulate temporary files, system logs, and other unneeded items which can slow down your PC. Cleaning these up will help free up resources.