Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional measures before they could be removed; normally a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might dwell there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will generally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web. 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 definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of really good, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help files that clarify how they function too as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be exposed immediately; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each needs a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to handle start ups will be to-use one of many small resources available (see the Bc list of free applications). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you can do significant harm by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it repair 0x8007000b Win Xp.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.