Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am publishing a summary checklist of general things you can do to resolve the Standalone Installerissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need extra steps before they could be removed; generally a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to request support.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A sensible user will usually perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of really great, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help files that clarify how they function too as the unique attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed fast; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several applications to assist do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do severe harm by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Standalone Installer.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer performance.