Because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve the 1157 (0x485)problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with 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 patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra measures before they may be removed; typically a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might live there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A wise user will usually perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently operate several of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A listing of very great, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help documents that explain how they function as well as the distinctive features of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be exposed rapidly; other programs may contain an automated 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 little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest way to examine and than to manage start-ups would be to-use one of the numerous little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you don’t want. If you are unsure about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would contain the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you may do serious harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
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Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked improvement in pc operation.