Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra steps before they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Check this by fully removing it. A smart user will normally perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will consistently run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of quite good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You pc can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs will comprise 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 small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start-ups is to utilize one of the many little resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). If you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would comprise the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do severe harm by making registry changes, so this measure isn’t contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Panda Online Activescan.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.