Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require extra measures before they may be removed; generally a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may reside there. Check this by completely removing it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the World wide web. A very recent research showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will frequently run several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of very great, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really great Help files that explain how they work too as the distinctive features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened instantly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you do not want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would contain the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend 0x00000E60.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer performance.