Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might live there. Check this by totally removing it. A wise user will usually perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Web.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often operate two or three of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which permits them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will include 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 requires a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, so this measure is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Cleaniecache.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a marked improvement in pc operation.