Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they may be removed; typically a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you cannot find a answer.
Step Two. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue may live there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net. A very recent study indicated 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 victims.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly run several of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of really good, free antispyware programs is provided 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 quite great Help documents that clarify how they operate as well as the special features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Have it mend 0xc007ffff.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked improvement in computer operation.