I am publishing a summary record of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional steps before they can be removed; typically a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a solution.
Step Two. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might reside there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will consistently operate several of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of very great, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that clarify how they function also as the unique characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that allows them to be opened instantly; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to manage start-ups is to work with one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free apps). 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 want. If you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously 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 upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Step 6. Have it fix Windows Xp Page Fault.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a marked enhancement in computer operation.