Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need additional steps before they may be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you can’t find a solution.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue may live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will typically perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet.
Experienced customers will consistently run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A record of very good, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature that permits them to be exposed promptly; other programs may contain 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 little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you don’t need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not 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 professionals would contain the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to help do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do severe damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Startup Problems.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer performance.