Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra steps until they can be removed; typically a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you fail to find a solution.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue might rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Web.
Seasoned customers will regularly run several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of really good, free anti spyware applications 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 describe how they function as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which enables them to be opened instantly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to handle start-ups is to use one of the many little resources available (see the Bc list of free applications). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not need. In case you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would comprise the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do severe damage by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Action 6. Have it mend 0x000080110000.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.