Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra measures before they can be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might reside there. Test this by completely removing it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the definitions of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently run two or three of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of really great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve 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 applications have very great Help files that clarify how they function also as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that permits them to be exposed quickly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start ups is to work with one of the many little resources available (see the Bc list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you do not want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you’re uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry modifications, so this measure is not contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0x80030013.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.