Possibly the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra steps before they can be removed; normally a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to request support.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the problem might rest there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet 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 dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Internet. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will consistently run two or three of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of really good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help documents that explain how they operate as well as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be opened immediately; other programs may contain an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
If you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would contain the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you can do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Recovery D.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.