Because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly, I am submitting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to solve the Error 442problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced customers will consistently operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A listing of really good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help files that describe how they work also as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be opened instantly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands 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.
The easiest way to examine and than to manage start-ups will be to utilize one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you don’t want. Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, optional, or not needed, if you are unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would contain the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do serious harm by creating registry changes, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Error 442.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.