I am posting a summary listing of basic things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional steps until they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you can’t find a answer.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the problem may live there. Check this by completely removing it. A smart user will normally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Internet.
Seasoned users will often operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of really good, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really great Help files that describe how they operate as well as the distinctive attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
In case you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already 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. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do significant harm by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Action 6. Have it fix Visual C Runtime Guid.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.