Because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to resolve the System Idle Process 99problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need extra measures until they may be removed; typically a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request support.
Step Two. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the issue might dwell there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will generally 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.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the World wide web.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently run two or three of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of really good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that clarify how they function also as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle startups would be to use one of many little resources available (see the Bc list of free applications). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you usually do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are uncertain about what may be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have 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. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would contain the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure isn’t included
Stage 6. Have it repair System Idle Process 99.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer operation.