Laptop fan running constantly and getting slower by the day

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miamia89

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Hi, just a quickie (hopefully).

My laptop, over the last week, has been gradually getting slower and the fans kick in after about ten minutes of use and it's really not liking it if I go on YouTube, the videos play sound fine but the image can't keep up. For the record I use Firefox and other than a good knowledge of navigating myself around my pc to be able to use the Adobe suite, the internet and torrent downloading and other such media uses, I know very little about system technicalities and therefor I am not very good at pc maintainance hence why it's got to this point, I suppose, perhaps there is just too many programs on my pc or files or the fan needs cleaning or I've got viruses or something? Well that's why i'm here I don't really know where to start. I did run CCleaner on it the other day but to no avail.

Sorry for the long post, any help would be much appreciated.
 

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My laptop, over the last week, has been gradually getting slower and the fans kick in after about ten minutes of use and it's really not liking it if I go on YouTube, the videos play sound fine but the image can't keep up. For the record I use Firefox and other than a good knowledge of navigating myself around my pc to be able to use the Adobe suite, the internet and torrent downloading and other such media uses, I know very little about system technicalities and therefor I am not very good at pc maintainance hence why it's got to this point, I suppose, perhaps there is just too many programs on my pc or files or the fan needs cleaning or I've got viruses or something? Well that's why i'm here I don't really know where to start. I did run CCleaner on it the other day but to no avail.
Considering what your computing habits and practices are, it's a good bet that your computer is infected and infested with viruses, malware, spyware, etc.. :eek:

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For a fan to run constantly isnt a good sign.Downloading torrents isnt helping things either.They are usually filled with viruses and spyware.I would start by having the computer cleaned out to see if theres any dust in there.As far as AVG theres much better antivirus programs out there that you can use.Most people on here recommend microsoft security essentials instead of AVG.Perhaps you can ask a moderator for further assistance to see which programs can be safely removed if you have a lot in there not needed or being used.They can also advise you if you have a virus or not.
 
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