Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often 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 declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra measures until they can be removed; normally a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the problem might rest there. Test this by entirely removing it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will regularly operate two or three of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of quite good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that explain how they function too as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will comprise an automatic 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 small bit of sources while your computer is running.
In case you are unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would include the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you can do severe damage by making registry changes, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it mend Invalid issuer and/or serial number..
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in pc functionality.