Because many readers write about their computer responding slowly, I’m publishing a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to solve the Hpmonissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require extra measures before they could be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. If the slowness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might reside there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will regularly run two or three of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of quite good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which permits them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to handle startups would be to-use one of the numerous little utilities available (see the BC list of free apps). Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw 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 experts would comprise the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you can do serious harm by creating registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Hpmon.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.