I am posting a summary record of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra steps before they can be removed; ordinarily a websearch will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a solution.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the issue might reside there. Test this by completely removing it. A wise user will typically perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Experienced users will frequently run several of these applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of very good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help files that clarify how they function as well as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be exposed quickly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to handle start ups would be to-use one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is required, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would include the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this measure is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair How We Enable Activex In Window 7.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in computer functionality.