Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections regularly.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional steps before they can be removed; normally a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a solution.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the World wide web.
Update the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will often operate several of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be exposed quickly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t want. If you’re uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and exchange 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 threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would include the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error 699.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.