I’m posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional steps until they could be removed; generally a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
2. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may reside there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of very good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help files that clarify how they operate too as the unique attributes of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be opened quickly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you do not need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you’re uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would comprise the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Stage 6. Have it repair Worm Virus.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked improvement in pc functionality.