Because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to resolve the System Mechanic 6 Proproblem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally 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 declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they can be removed; generally a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may reside there. Test this by entirely removing it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the World wide web.
Seasoned customers will consistently run two or three of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of quite great, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that enables them to be opened immediately; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage startups would be to utilize one of the many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair System Mechanic 6 Pro.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.