Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require extra measures before they can be removed; normally a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a answer.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the problem might dwell there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A sensible user will typically perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely run several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of really good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve 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 documents that describe how they operate as well as the distinctive features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which allows them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to manage startups is to use one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you don’t want. Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used 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 Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Analys32.xll.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in computer performance.