Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may dwell there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will typically perform a web search about the application before getting because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Web. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will routinely operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be exposed immediately; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
In case you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do serious harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it repair Freeadaware.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.