Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra steps 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 obtain help.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may reside there. Check this by completely removing it. A wise user will usually perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the World wide web.
Update the definitions of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will regularly operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help documents that describe how they work as well as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not need. If you are unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not 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 experts would include the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do severe damage by creating registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Error Microsoft Visual C Runtime.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.