When I found out that my fathers computer had been running without any anti-virus for the better part of two years and he was complaining about his computer running slow, I expected the worst!
Fortunately, his computer wasn’t infected, at least not to my knowledge, but there was a misbehaving process causing his computer to run slow. Sometimes though, it is better to “Nuke from orbit” than to try and repair it.
At the same time, my father has this incredible knack for finding useful things that people throw away. I wouldn’t doubt it if his spirit animal was a raccoon as well.