Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue may live there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Seasoned users will consistently run two or three of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of quite great, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened instantly; other programs will include an automatic 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.
The easiest approach to examine and than to manage startups would be to-use one of the many little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist try this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Have it repair 0x4106256e.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in computer operation.