I’m submitting a summary checklist of general things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they could be removed; typically a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may rest there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the World wide web.
Seasoned users will often run two or three of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that permits them to be opened quickly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
If you are unsure about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do significant damage by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
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Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.