I’m posting a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they can be removed; usually a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to request help.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the issue may dwell there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A smart user will generally perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will often run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of quite good, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that describe how they operate as well as the distinctive features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You pc may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage start ups will be to utilize one of the numerous little resources available (see the Bc list of free applications). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you don’t want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to assist try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do severe harm by creating registry modifications, so this step is not included
Action 6. Have it mend 0x000000c2 0x00000099.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in pc operation.