Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require extra steps before they could be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem might dwell there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet.
Experienced customers will often run two or three of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware applications is provided 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 very good Help documents that explain how they work also as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be opened fast; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you usually do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would comprise the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help try this. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do severe damage by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it repair Windows Vista System Configuration Error (code Purple).
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in computer performance.