It is important to be able to protect your computer from getting some sort of a virus. In an age where a computer is as central to our lives in as many ways that it is, a computer virus can be devastating. Different types of viruses can affect the computer differently and while losing everything on the computer and actually being unable to use it is the worst, another really bad thing is when the computer stays functional but becomes really slow to work with.
This can be infuriating and can be a bit annoying for most people as we have all become accustomed to being able to use fast computers that work quickly and easily. However, another problem that does occur is that it is not just viruses that have this affect on your computer, it is also the services you have downloaded for your computer’s protection that might be causing things to slow down.
While something like the windows defender will definitely be helpful and keep your computers clean of any sort of viruses or malware creeping up in to it, there is the problem of this process taking up a lot of processing space on the CPU. When a certain process takes up too much CPU processing space then the computer will begin to slow down while that feature is in action. The windows defender anti – virus service will be using up more processing space to stop any viruses from attacking your computer while you are online, however, it will also be slowing your computer down while you are working on the internet. The main thing that causes this is the AntiMalware service executable that comes bundled with the windows defender in the new version of windows. This can end up slowing your computer down over the long run.