Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra steps until they can be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you cannot find a answer.
Step 2. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might rest there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A sensible user will generally perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Net.
Seasoned customers will routinely operate several of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very great Help documents that explain how they operate also as the distinctive attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that enables them to be opened rapidly; other programs may contain 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 needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest method to examine and than to manage start ups would be to utilize one of many small resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would contain the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several apps to assist do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you can do severe harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend Asc.sys.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer functionality.