I am submitting a summary record of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional measures until they may be removed; typically a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you fail to find a answer.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue may rest there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A wise user will usually perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are throughout 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 comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the explanations of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will consistently operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of very great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that permits them to be opened fast; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
If you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would comprise the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you can do severe harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
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Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.