My Moms Desktop is running slow all of a sudden...?

My mother is really upset about her Desktop being slow all of a sudden. But her computer had updated something automatically earlier in the day when I was on. I'm not sure what it was exactly. She also said it was working earlier today as well once I left, and then after that she signed off. Once she logged back in it was way slower than normal. Even when I logged in before she got home tonight it took about 5-10 mintues just to startup from logging onto it. She called the Century Link company to tmake sure it wasn't her internet or anything but the guy just hung up on her while he was asking her a lot of questions that she had already done. And we tried re-starting it, and she said she tried to reboot it but the computer didn't even bring up the restore page because it's really slow. And then after that we finally got to restore the computer it still is running really slow. Is there any other way we can fix this?

If the issue began as the result of an update, then use Windows system restore to put the PC back in the state it was in before the update was performed.  Choose a system checkpoint dated just before the update.
You have not stated which operating system is installed. that always helps.  Gp into thee Control Panel; and click on Programs and features. In the left side of the window select view installed updates to see what was installed and the specific date. Note the date and then go into System restore. Chose the system checkpoint with the same date as the update and then committ to the system restore point. When the PC is restarted it should return to its formerly percieved speed, if the update was indeed the issue.  Afterwards turn off automatic updates and set Windows update to check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them . Take control of the updates that your PC receives. Don't let the operating system do that for you automatically.
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