Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with 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 areas in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they could be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the problem might rest there. Check this by totally removing it. A wise user will normally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s operation, and these are around the Internet.
Seasoned users will consistently operate several of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A record of quite great, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help documents that describe how they operate too as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be opened promptly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest method to examine and than to manage start ups is to use one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). If you are unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types 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 comprise the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Windows 7 Error 15.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer performance.