Because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I am posting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve the My Slow Pcissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional measures until they can be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain help.
Step Two. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue may reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will generally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely run several of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A listing of really great, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be opened fast; other programs will contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you do not need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw 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 high level users: some specialists would contain the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to help try this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend My Slow Pc.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive 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.