I am submitting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they can be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a solution.
2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may dwell there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A wise user will typically perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the Net. A very recent study showed 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.
Experienced customers will regularly operate several of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of quite good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that permits them to be exposed fast; other programs will 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 simplest method to examine and than to manage startups is to use one of the many little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do serious harm by making registry modifications, so this measure isn’t contained
Action 6. Have it repair Socket Electric.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in pc performance.