Because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly, I’m posting a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve the Activex Freewareproblem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional measures before they could be removed; generally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the issue may reside there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Internet.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will regularly operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A record of quite good, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that permits them to be exposed instantly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to handle start ups is to work with one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free programs). Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re unsure about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would comprise the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do severe harm by creating registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Activex Freeware.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.