I am publishing a summary record of general things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often 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 areas in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra measures until they could be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the issue may rest there. Check this by completely removing it. A sensible user will usually perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web.
Update the explanations of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly operate several of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of really good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help files that explain how they work as well as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be exposed fast; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
If you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Background also take a modest number of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t 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 remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Spotnet Mirc.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.