I’m posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually 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 sections regularly.
Step 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 require extra measures until they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Test this by completely removing it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will consistently operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be exposed immediately; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to handle startups would be to utilize one of the many small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you don’t want. Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the added maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Repair Windows Dwm.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.