Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am submitting a summary record of general steps you can take to solve the Pc Healthcheckissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra measures before they may be removed; typically a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain support, if you can’t find a solution.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the issue might live there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A wise user will usually perform a web search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will consistently run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of really good, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help documents that describe how they operate as well as the unique attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be opened immediately; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
In case you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Have it fix Pc Healthcheck.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.