I’m publishing a summary record of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly 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.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require additional steps before they could be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you cannot find a answer.
Step Two. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem might rest there. Test this by totally removing it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will frequently run two or three of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that explain how they work also as the special features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You pc can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be exposed quickly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running 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.
In case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would include the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do severe harm by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Action 6. Have it fix Download Spyware Software.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked improvement in computer performance.