Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require additional steps until they may be removed; generally a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you cannot find a answer.
2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may reside there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A user will typically perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Internet. A very recent research showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will consistently operate several of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very good, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be opened promptly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be running 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.
Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a modest number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some experts would comprise the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, so this measure isn’t included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix The System Restore Wizard Is Already Running.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.