Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly 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 declining to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional measures before they could be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. If the slowness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may rest there. Test this by entirely removing it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around the Web.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently operate two or three of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A listing of very great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that explain how they work too as the distinctive features of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed immediately; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would contain the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you can do severe harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 57 (0x39).
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in pc operation.