Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra steps before they may be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the issue may live there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web.
Experienced users will consistently run several of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of very great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really great Help files that explain how they function also as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be opened promptly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you don’t want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a modest amount of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put 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 professionals would include the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you can do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend 0x13a1.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in computer operation.