I am publishing a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections need extra steps before they may be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step 2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study 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 definitions of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often run several of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of very great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature which allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs will comprise an automated 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 sources while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would contain the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do significant harm by creating registry changes, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend Free Windows Registry Cleanup.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in computer functionality.