Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the problem may reside there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Web.
Seasoned users will consistently run several of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of very good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very great Help documents that describe how they function too as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest method to examine and than to handle start-ups is to utilize one of the many little resources available (see the Bc list of free applications). Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, 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 some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would include the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do severe damage by creating registry modifications, so this step is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair 80200011.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.