Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra measures before they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a solution.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the issue may rest there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Internet.
Experienced customers will often operate several of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of very great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature that permits them to be opened quickly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating 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.
The simplest method to examine and than to manage start ups would be to-use one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free apps). If you are unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would comprise the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do severe harm by creating registry changes, so this measure isn’t included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error 5070.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in pc performance.