Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections regularly.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require extra measures before they could be removed; typically a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step Two. If the slowness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might reside there. Check this by fully removing it. A sensible user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study showed 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 sufferers.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will often run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of very great, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs will include an automatic 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 assets while your computer is running.
If, for example, 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 required, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
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Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this step is not contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Hard Drive Erasing.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in computer performance.