I am publishing a summary record of general things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require additional steps until they could be removed; normally a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to request help.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the problem might dwell there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will often operate several of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of really great, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help files that explain how they operate also as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be opened promptly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, 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 modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Aninymizer Error Codes.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.