Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need extra steps before they could be removed; typically a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to request support.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the issue may live there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web.
Update the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often run two or three of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of very good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be opened immediately; other programs will contain 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 requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some experts would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do severe damage by creating registry modifications, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Error Code 505.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer performance.