Lately, I've been having a lot of Programs Not Responding, and things seem to be running slower in general. It's been happening to Firefox, Microsodft Word, and Google Chrome. I use Windows 7 on a Dell, and the computer is only a few months old (got it in November). When it happens, the program generally does not START responding again, and I have to force a shut down (if I try to Restart or Shut Down, the computer goes to the Shutting Down... screen and just stays there. It doesn't actually ever shut down).
Even if I got into Task Manager to End Tasks that are in Program Not Responding, they won't end. They just stay up in Not Responding.
I also have, and I saw this in Task Manager, 101 processes running! But I have no idea what they could be, because I've never installed anything on this laptop aside from Firefox and Chrome.
So what might I need to put an end to this and just improve the performance of my PC in general? Thanks in advance!
Oh, and if you need any more info, please just ask. I'm not sure if I might need to offer up anything else.