Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require extra measures before they may be removed; usually a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A wise user will typically perform a web search about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s operation, and these are around the Internet.
Experienced customers will frequently operate two or three of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A listing of quite great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that permits them to be opened promptly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to examine and than to handle start ups would be to-use one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free programs). In case you are unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a 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 put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some experts would comprise the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do severe damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Anti Spyware Online.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.