Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require extra steps until they can be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the problem might live there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A smart user will usually perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Web.
Experienced users will often operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened fast; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The simplest method to examine and than to handle start ups will be to-use one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). If you’re unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would comprise the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do severe harm by making registry modifications, so this step is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Optimizing System Performance.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments 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’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.