Perhaps the most important factor to a badly 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. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra steps until they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. If the slowness is sudden, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may rest there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around 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.
Update the definitions of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently run several of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of really great, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help documents that clarify how they work too as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
In case you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, so this measure isn’t contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Windows 0033 Error.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will see a marked enhancement in pc performance.