I’m publishing a summary record of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional steps before they could be removed; usually a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you can’t find a solution.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the problem might reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Internet. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned users will regularly operate two or three of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help files that explain how they operate as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be exposed promptly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
If you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix .net Framework Error.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.