A slow computer is not always the result of viruses or lack of memory on the hard drive. Sometimes, it can be a surge protector that the computer and all of the additional computer accessories are plugged into. Surge protectors are necessary to help prevent damaging electrical surges to your computer, but they, too, can wear out in about three years. To test if your surge protector is the reason for the slowdown, simply swap it out with a different one and run your computer.
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