Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need additional measures until they could be removed; typically a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you can’t find a answer.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the issue might dwell there. Test this by totally removing it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Net.
Update the explanations of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely run several of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help documents that clarify how they function too as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which allows them to be exposed quickly; other programs will include 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 requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you do not need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Internet High Speed Cable.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will place related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in pc operation.