Why do USB’s sometimes slow down your computer?

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Why do usb's sometimes slow down my computer and other times Don't? .

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Why do USB’s sometimes slow down your computer?

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There are many programs associated with a USB device.

The devices used for the backup of storage, contain many programs that auto run on systems as and when it is inserted. There is some software that auto run on itself and some viruses that run without your concern. These programs make your computer slow.

However these are not of the same problem. You need to install latest antivirus software that will be able to detect and remove the viruses and other malwares from the USB before it is being used, so that your computer is safe from viruses. Another thing, the more you have executable files, the more time it takes for the antivirus to scan your USB.

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Why do USB’s sometimes slow down your computer?

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I think your problem with your computer, the sudden slow downs that you experience, has nothing to do with your USB flash drive. If this problem frequently happens on your computer, check how much RAM your computer has. The problem may probably caused by a very small amount of RAM installed on your CPU. If you are running your computer with only 512 MB installed then it is more likely that you will experience frequent slow downs while using the machine.

Increasing the amount of installed RAM will help remedy this situation. On the other hand, if the problem is not with the installed RAM on your computer, the next to check is the security of your system. It is possible that your system has already been infected by a virus. To check if this is true, update your antivirus then run a full system scan on your computer to diagnose the whole system. If there’s no problem and the system is virus-free, you should check if it is your antivirus that consumes most of the computer’s RAM. If this is the case, installing more RAM would still be best or you may also try installing a different antivirus that consumes lesser amount of RAM.

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