Kernel_task making my laptop sluggish

Hello everyone! My laptop has been really sluggish this month. I seriously don't know what happened.

First, this happened last week of November - figured out how to make it work fast again.

First week of December, I played a video from an online streaming site. From then on, my laptop has been really sluggish and really slow.

I never spilled anything on it.

Attached is the Activity Monitor window that I took a photo of.

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Also tried that MacbookPro9,6 moving type of solution but there's no Macbook Pro9,6 in any of my choices. If you know the solution that i'm talking about lol


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Are you getting a lot of beach balls?

Do a force quit and see what is running in the background.

Command - option- escape

Go into System Preferences > Users > log in items and turn off all the things in it

Get rid of anything your have down loaded to help fix your Mac like MacKeeper, clean my mac, etc.

Buy a good anti-virus program such as Symantec Endpoint protection

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I did that and it's still the same.

I went out for 3 hours, logged back on, looked at my Activity Monitor and kernel_task was at 3.2% but it went back to 300% in a snap :/

Do you know any solution to this?

Thank you.


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