Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they can be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain assistance, if you cannot find a answer.
2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might rest there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will frequently operate two or three of these programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A listing of very great, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very great Help files that clarify how they operate as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You pc can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be opened quickly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to manage start ups would be to-use one of the many small resources available (see the BC list of free programs). If you are unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files into 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 threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would contain the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to assist try this. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend 0x0041f3d8.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.