Because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I am publishing a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to solve the Error 2002 Bad Public Atomissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Maybe the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require extra measures until they can be removed; typically a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you cannot find a solution.
2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will frequently operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of really good, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands 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.
If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you usually do not need. Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the 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 delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would include the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist try this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you can do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Action 6. Have it repair Error 2002 Bad Public Atom.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.