Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra steps until they could be removed; typically a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the issue might reside there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Update the definitions of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will frequently operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that explain how they work as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be opened promptly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage startups will be to work with one of the numerous little utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
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Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found 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 sophisticated users: some specialists would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do severe damage by creating registry modifications, so this step is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair My Documents Keeps Opening Vista.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.