Because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly, I’m posting a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve the Bgswitchissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra measures before they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may live there. Test this by completely removing it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are around the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will often operate two or three of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A listing of really great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to handle startups would be to work with one of the many little utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the 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 high level users: some professionals would include the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to help try this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do serious harm by creating registry changes, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it fix Bgswitch.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in pc operation.