Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional measures until they could be removed; typically a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a solution.
2. If the slowness is surprising, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may live there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will often run several of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be opened fast; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not want, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would contain the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it fix Error 383.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in pc performance.