Because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I’m publishing a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve the Optimize Connectionproblem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional measures until they can be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you can’t find a answer.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue may dwell there. Check this by completely removing it. A sensible user will usually perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of really great, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be opened immediately; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be working 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 turn off any you don’t need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Background also take a modest number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would include the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do that. For the most part, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry modifications, so this step isn’t contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Optimize Connection.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in computer performance.