Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections need additional measures until they can be removed; usually a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain help.
Step Two. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the problem may reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will normally perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s performance, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely run several of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of quite great, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that describe how they operate too as the unique characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be opened fast; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
If you’re uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would comprise the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do significant damage by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 0x000036FC.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in pc performance.