Pc slows down after downloading torrents

Apr 7, 2018
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Hello, I was downloading torrents, next day I noticed pc slow down, pages load longer, YouTube video lags etc, all day I were scanning computer with 5 antivirus like Malwarebytes, Avast avg, bit... All deep test but nothing found, pc also started giving me blue screen
 

mdd1963

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downloading/running stuff obtained from torrents often leads to 'difficult to diagnose' issues....

No certainty now your issues are or are not malware...

The issues starting soon after playing with torrents is concerning...

ANy mysterious processes or high cpu usage in task manager?

Only way to be sure it is not, is delete your partitions, quick format, reinstall, and start over...
 

USAFRet

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And what, specifically, were you torrenting?
 

avalon096

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Try not to use torrents many of them have infected files and they still tell u that it's 100% safe some of them can affect windows files that may slow ur pc down
 
Jul 20, 2018
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There are definitely many possible reasons for your computer slowing down. The top two reasons I can think of are malware and or losing space in the hard drive due to downloading torrents.

Best bet is to keep monitoring for possible malicious malware (5 Antivirus's is unnecessary, 1 will do) and clear some space in the drive and defrag. If still no luck and the issue is unbearable, reformat and reinstall.

Good luck!
 
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