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Pagefile.sys is blocked. It is being used by another application

When I scan the computer, the results show that this file is blocked. It cannot be opened. Since the computer is very slow I assume that this maybe the reason. Is there a possibility I can do something to improve this? Thanks,
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Try to access file. or this file is password protected

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