Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing 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. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; normally a web search will find specific instructions or a special 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 slowness is sudden, the problem may dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A sensible user will normally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely operate two or three of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of quite good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help files that describe how they work also as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that permits them to be exposed fast; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to manage start-ups is to use one of the many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). 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 don’t need. If you are unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
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 Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would contain the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do serious harm by making registry modifications, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Hresult 00000000.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc performance.