Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra measures until they may be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the Bc forums to request help.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem may reside there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of very great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really great Help files that describe how they work also as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that enables them to be exposed rapidly; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands 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 computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you usually do not need. If you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a modest number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do severe damage by creating registry modifications, so this step is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend 0x81070552.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in pc operation.