Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require extra steps before they may be removed; typically a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you can’t find a answer.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem may reside there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A sensible user will typically perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Web.
Seasoned users will frequently operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help files that clarify how they function also as the distinctive features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be exposed instantly; other programs may 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 little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
If you are unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Sun Jre.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related sections of files closer together therefore 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 find a marked enhancement in pc operation.