I am posting a summary listing of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas regularly.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they can be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the issue may rest 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 issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the World wide web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the explanations of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often operate two or three of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which permits them to be opened promptly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would comprise the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry modifications, so this measure is not included
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Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer functionality.