I am posting a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require extra measures until they could be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you can’t find a answer.
Step 2. If the slowness is sudden, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may live there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will frequently run several of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of very great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
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 clarify how they operate as well as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be exposed instantly; other programs may comprise 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 little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you don’t need. If you’re unsure about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do significant harm by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Step 6. Have it fix 0x00002B17.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in pc performance.