I’m posting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to solve this issue, 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 greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional measures until they could be removed; normally a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a solution.
Step 2. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might live there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will generally perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are around the Net. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced users will frequently run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of very good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature that permits them to be opened quickly; other programs may include an automatic 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 sources while your computer is running.
In case you are unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). 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 some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do severe harm by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Step 6. Have it repair Promotion Code 10.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer performance.