I am publishing a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need additional steps until they could be removed; generally a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might rest there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced users will consistently run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of really great, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help documents that explain how they function as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which permits them to be opened instantly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you don’t want. If you’re unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a modest number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do serious harm by making registry modifications, so this measure isn’t included
Action 6. Have it fix Activesync Support Code 80070057.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.