Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; generally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to request help.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the issue might reside there. Check this by fully removing it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will consistently operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of really good, free anti-spyware applications 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 applications have really great Help documents that explain how they operate too as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which permits them to be exposed fast; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start ups will be to utilize one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free apps). In case you are unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would contain the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Have it mend 0xfbb8.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer performance.