I’m publishing a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra measures until they could be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain support, if you cannot find a solution.
2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A wise user will usually perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s operation, and these are around the World wide web.
Experienced customers will regularly operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You computer can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to handle startups is to work with one of the many little resources available (see the Bc list of free programs). If you are unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some 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 advanced users: some specialists would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you can do significant damage by creating registry modifications, so this step is not contained
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Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.