Because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary record of basic steps you can take to solve the Low Disk Space Vista Virusissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often 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 declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
2. If the sluggishness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Net. A very recent study 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 victims.
Seasoned customers will often run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be opened promptly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating 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 easiest approach to review and than to manage startups would be to work with one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). If you are uncertain about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop 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 to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do severe harm by creating registry changes, so this step is not contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Low Disk Space Vista Virus.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.