I am posting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update 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 require extra steps before they could be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the issue might dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned users will consistently operate several of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A listing of really good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that enables them to be opened fast; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you do not need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would comprise the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Turns Off During Virus Scan.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a marked improvement in computer operation.