Possibly the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings 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 hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional measures before they could be removed; normally a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem might rest there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Net.
Seasoned users will often run several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that clarify how they function too as the unique characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be opened immediately; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to handle startups would be to-use one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used 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 advanced level users: some professionals would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do serious harm by making registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Action 6. Have it mend 0x800ccc0b Windows.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in pc operation.