Possibly the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations 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 additional measures until they may be removed; generally a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a answer.
2. If the slowness is surprising, and you have recently saved an application, the problem may reside there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced users will frequently operate several of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of very great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
If you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would contain the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it mend Application Fatal Error.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer operation.