Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they could be removed; usually a websearch will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to request help.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the issue may live there. Test this by totally removing it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent research showed 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 sufferers.
Seasoned customers will regularly run two or three of these applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of quite great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help files that explain how they operate also as the distinctive attributes of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, 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 some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you can do serious harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Have it fix 4305 (0x10d1).
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in pc functionality.