Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with 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 regularly.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain help.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the problem might dwell there. Test this by completely removing it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often run several of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of very good, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t want. Remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would comprise the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do severe harm by making registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix 0x016e6754.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer performance.