Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they could be removed; usually a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem might live there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will typically perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the World wide web.
Update the explanations of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will regularly operate two or three of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be exposed fast; other programs will include an automatic 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 small bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to handle start ups is to work with one of the many little resources available (see the BC list of free programs). If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you don’t want. If you’re uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would contain the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several applications to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do significant harm by creating registry changes, so this measure is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Getauthorizationcookie Error.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will see a marked enhancement in pc performance.