Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional steps before they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to request help.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might dwell there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Internet.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly operate several of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of really great, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve 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 applications have quite great Help files that explain how they operate too as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start-ups would be to-use one of the many small resources available (see the BC list of free programs). In case you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not contained
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Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer operation.