Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need extra steps before they may be removed; typically a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain help.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the issue might live there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are around the World wide web.
Experienced users will often operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of really great, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that enables them to be opened instantly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would contain the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Step 6. Have it mend Stop Error 50.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.