Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with 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 regularly.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional steps until they could be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may rest there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the World wide web. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the explanations of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will often run several of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A record of very good, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help documents that clarify how they operate as well as the unique attributes of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature that permits them to be opened promptly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
If you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Step 6. Have it fix 8254 (0x203e).
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.