I am posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections regularly.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional steps until they may be removed; typically a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may rest there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Internet.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of very good, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which enables them to be opened instantly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
If, for instance, 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 want. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a modest number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several applications to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry modifications, so this step is not included
Step 6. Have it mend 0x800cccf.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer operation.