Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps until they can be removed; typically a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you cannot find a answer.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the issue might live there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet.
Experienced users will consistently run two or three of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of really good, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help documents that describe how they operate as well as the special features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have 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 Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Have it fix Solve Missing Operating System Error.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.