I am posting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require extra steps until they could be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue might rest there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A smart user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will often run two or three of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help files that clarify how they operate as well as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature that allows them to be exposed instantly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you don’t want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, 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 a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would include the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do severe harm by making registry changes, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend 1311.source File Download.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.