I’m publishing a summary listing of basic things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require extra measures before they could be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the Bc forums to request support.
2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will usually perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of really good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve 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 applications have quite good Help files that explain how they operate too as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be exposed promptly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
If you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move 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 threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would include the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Have it repair Windows Error 608.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.