I’m publishing a summary listing of general steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps until they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem might live there. Test this by totally removing it. A user will normally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will frequently run two or three of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature that permits them to be exposed quickly; other programs may comprise 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 requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
If you’re uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would include the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do severe harm by making registry modifications, so this step is not included
Step 6. Have it fix Ole Error Windows 7.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put 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 hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.