Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional steps until they may be removed; typically a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you can’t find a answer.
Step 2. If the slowness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may rest there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Net.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will frequently operate several of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You pc can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be opened immediately; other programs will comprise 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 computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to manage start ups is to-use one of many little utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). If you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found 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 higher level users: some specialists would contain the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several programs to assist do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do serious damage by making registry modifications, so this step is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Print Spooler Service Is Not.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer operation.