Possibly the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require extra measures before they could be removed; normally a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you cannot find a answer.
Step Two. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue might live there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study showed 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.
Experienced users will regularly operate several of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of very good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help files that describe how they operate as well as the unique characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which allows them to be opened instantly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is required, optional, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some experts would comprise the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you can do serious damage by making registry modifications, so this measure is not contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Activex Desktop.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer operation.