Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need additional steps until they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the problem might live there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A smart user will normally perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will routinely run two or three of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You pc can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which permits them to be opened instantly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to examine and than to handle start ups would be to work with one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you don’t need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, if you’re unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would include the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do severe damage by creating registry modifications, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Have it mend 0x0000119F.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in computer functionality.