Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional measures before they may be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a solution.
2. If the slowness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might rest there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Internet.
Experienced users will often operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of really good, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help files that describe how they operate too as the unique characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You pc can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be exposed quickly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
If, like, 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 need. Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix The Software Failure.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable improvement in pc functionality.