Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large 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 full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require extra measures until they can be removed; usually a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the problem may dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will routinely operate several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of very great, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help files that describe how they work too as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You pc can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be opened immediately; other programs may contain an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to manage start-ups will be to use one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used 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 Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would include the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do severe damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend Repairing System Restore.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a marked enhancement in pc operation.