I am publishing a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional measures until they may be removed; typically a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the problem may live there. Test this by entirely removing it. A smart user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will often run two or three of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of really great, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help files that clarify how they work too as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which permits them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to manage start-ups would be to use one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). If you’re uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would include the added maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do significant harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it repair Outlook 421.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a marked improvement in pc operation.