Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often 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 patches regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional measures before they may be removed; usually a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you can’t find a answer.
Step Two. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might reside there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will generally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent research showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will consistently run two or three of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of really good, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that explain how they function too as the distinctive features of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to manage startups will be to work with one of many little utilities available (see the BC list of free apps). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you usually do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help try this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do severe damage by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Errore 800ccc0d.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc functionality.