Because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly, I am posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve the Windowsupdateissue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require additional steps until they can be removed; typically a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the problem might dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate two or three of the programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of quite good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed fast; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you do not want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously 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 include the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do severe harm by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Step 6. Have it fix Windowsupdate.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer operation.