Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra steps before they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you can’t find a answer.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the issue may reside there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A smart user will typically perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced users will routinely operate several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be opened rapidly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to handle start ups would be to work with one of the many little utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you usually do not need. If you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, 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 some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this step is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Www Pcpitstop Com.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.