I’m posting a summary listing of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional steps before they can be removed; ordinarily a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the problem may dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A wise user will generally perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Web.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will frequently run several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of quite great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really great Help documents that clarify how they function also as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be opened promptly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to review and than to handle start-ups will be to-use one of the numerous small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). If you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would contain the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do significant harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Action 6. Have it mend 13853 (0x361d).
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in pc operation.