I’m posting a summary record of basic things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional measures before they could be removed; normally a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. If the slowness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may dwell there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet.
Update the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of quite good, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that explain how they function too as the unique characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you do not need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons 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 a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would comprise the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Stage 6. Have it fix Aol Email Problems.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a marked enhancement in pc functionality.