Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to 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 sections regularly.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require additional steps until they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a solution.
Step Two. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may live there. Test this by completely removing it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the World wide web.
Update the definitions of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will consistently run two or three of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of very great, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that clarify how they function also as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which permits them to be opened promptly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Background also take a small amount of boot time to set 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, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help try this. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you may do severe damage by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 0x00000997.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in computer operation.