I’m posting a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require additional measures until they can be removed; normally a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain help.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the issue might rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the World wide web.
Seasoned customers will often run 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of really great, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help documents that describe how they work too as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would include the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry modifications, so this step is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 10064 (0x2750).
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.