Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve the Window Cleaning Systemproblem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional steps until they can be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to request assistance.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem might rest there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the World wide web. 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 piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will routinely run two or three of the applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of really great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to examine and than to manage start-ups would be to utilize one of the many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Have it fix Window Cleaning System.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked enhancement in pc performance.