Because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I am submitting a summary record of general things you can do to solve the Browser Explorerissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional measures until they could be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might dwell there. Check this by completely removing it. A wise user will generally perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the Net.
Seasoned customers will frequently run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of very great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that describe how they function too as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be opened promptly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to handle startups would be to use one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). If you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would include the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Browser Explorer.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in pc performance.