Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra steps before they could be removed; normally a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you cannot find a answer.
2. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may rest there. Test this by fully removing it. A wise user will typically perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the Net.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will routinely run two or three of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of quite great, free antispyware programs is provided 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 programs have really good Help documents that explain how they operate too as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
In case you are uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would contain the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do severe damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Windows Xp Ficht Software.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will see a marked improvement in computer operation.