Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional steps until they can be removed; normally a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you cannot find a solution.
2. If the slowness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A smart user will usually perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Web.
Seasoned users will regularly run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very good, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help files that clarify how they operate also as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You computer may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that enables them to be exposed fast; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start ups will be to work with one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would include the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to assist try this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do serious harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it repair 0x000000c5 2003.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.