I’m posting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra steps until they could be removed; usually a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you cannot find a solution.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will routinely operate several of the programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of very great, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You pc may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs may 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 small bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you can do serious damage by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Browser Fox.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.