Well, as with most things in life, there are many possible reasons as to why your computer might be running slower than normal.

However, if you use the internet regularly, it is *almost certain* that one of the main reasons your computer is running so slow is because it is infected with spyware and adware.

So What Is Spyware?

Spyware (aka Adware) is unwanted software which collects information about you without you knowing, and it is caught through *regular* use of the Internet.

Spyware can monitor your keystrokes, scan files on the hard drive, install other spyware programs and gather information about *your* email addresses, passwords and credit card numbers. If you continue to use the Internet without an anti-spyware product, the number of infections vastly increases and they spread onto your computer extremely quickly.

More spyware gathering on your pc means that your computer is running slower and slower and will continue to do so as time goes on. If you leave it too long, an overload of spyware can actually cause your computer to shutdown and stop working altogether.

Therefore, you want to take action as soon as you can in order to remove all traces of spyware and adware on your PC.

*How Do I Remove Spyware From My Computer?*

Many computer users do not realise this next point, but it is absolutely critical for you to understand in order to tackle with Spyware issues.

Spyware *cannot* be removed with an Anti-Virus product. This is because the software sees the spyware on your computer as a ‘safe and trustworthy file’ as it has been programmed to only detect viruses.

For this exact reason, Anti-Spyware software was produced to remove all of these infections, resulting in an vast increase in personal security for the user.

Furthermore, when the spyware is destroyed, the performance and speed of your computer improves significantly. You will notice that your computer will run much more quickly and efficiently than before.

So, my answer to the question: “Why is my computer running so slow” would be:

It is because of Spyware infections currently lurking on your computer, causing it to slow down as well as steal your private information. To instantly eliminate this problem, use an anti-spyware product.

The best of these products will not only remove the spyware and adware currently on your PC, but they will also run in real-time detecting any new infections that might get into your computer whilst using the Internet.

Anti Spyware software essentially works in the same way as anti virus software does, although as I mentioned earlier, anti virus software cannot detect spyware infections.