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slow computer

My online computer is crawling, especially Yahoo mail.
I'm an elderly non-geek. Is there a simple solution?
Thanks, guys.

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Clarification Request
Does this only happen when accessing online resources?

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Or is everything going slower on the computer?

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slow computer

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My computer files & documents respond very well. It's on line that is slow. Interestingly, this afternoon I noticed the email and on line sites are moving a little faster, but not up to snuff. Could it be Charter? We are bundled with them--phones, TV, internet.

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Internet slow

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Run an internet speed test, use google, see if your getting around what your paying for.

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It does sound like ISP throttling

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slow computer

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Okay, ran the test--says I'm below USA average. I was worried about installing and running stuff there. Guess Charter is to blame, I'll give them a buzz. Thank you all for responding.
Great place, CNET.

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The thing is

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Those speed up programs usually make things worse.

Since you use Yahoo email, your email is not on your PC so depending on your machine, a factory reset will return it to it's as new speed.

That's the non geek solution.

If you want to dive into what can slow a Windows PC down, you have to know your PC a lot better.

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thanks.

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