Is a virus or malware the reason my computer is slow?
More than likely yes, however, there are other scenarios that can cause your computer system to not function properly, or make it run slower than normal. Things that can cause this would be multiple, resource intensive applications running at the same time. Your computer could also be overheating, which will cause it to also run slow.
If you have any questions about your computer speed, or how to fix it, contact SPPIT.