I’m publishing a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they can be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might dwell there. Test this by entirely removing it. A wise user will typically perform a web search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the Web.
Seasoned users will frequently operate several of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of very good, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very great Help files that explain how they function also as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to manage start-ups would be to utilize one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free apps). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you don’t want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Background also take a modest number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would contain the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 0x001005bc.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.