Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra measures before they may be removed; typically a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A wise user will usually perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of very good, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further 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 operate too as the distinctive features of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer may become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which permits them to be opened quickly; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to manage start ups would be to work with one of the numerous small utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). If you are uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it fix Log 601 Error Windows 7.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in pc operation.