I am posting a summary record of basic things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need additional measures before they could be removed; normally a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to request help.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem may dwell there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will routinely run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of quite good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help documents that describe how they function as well as the unique features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which allows them to be opened immediately; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to manage start ups will be to work with one of the numerous small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you don’t need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have 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. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you can do severe damage by creating registry changes, so this measure isn’t contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error Id 6702.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc performance.