Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need extra measures before they may be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the issue might reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will typically perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will frequently operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that enables them to be opened rapidly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would include the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to help do that. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 14095 (0x370f).
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.