Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need additional steps before they could be removed; typically a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you cannot find a solution.
2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may live there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will usually perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net.
Seasoned users will frequently run two or three of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A list of really good, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help files that clarify how they work also as the distinctive attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be opened fast; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle startups will be to work with one of the numerous small utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t want, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Background also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, 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.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would contain the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do significant damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure isn’t contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Replace Computer Hard Drive.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.