I’m publishing a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they can be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a answer.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the issue might live there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A smart user will usually perform a web search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around the Internet.
Experienced users will consistently operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of very good, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened immediately; other programs may comprise 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 little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not want. If you are uncertain about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would comprise the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do significant damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Have it repair Clearing The Print Spooler.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.