I am publishing a summary checklist of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional steps before they could be removed; usually a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Test this by totally removing it. A wise user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Update the explanations of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will often run several of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of very good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite great Help files that clarify how they function too as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You pc can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which permits them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be working 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.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Step 6. Have it fix Cleanup Pro.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked enhancement in pc performance.