I am publishing a summary record of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra measures until they may be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain help.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem may dwell there. Test this by totally removing it. A user will normally perform a web search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Web.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will regularly operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of very good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help files that explain how they function as well as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You pc can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that requires 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.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would comprise the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do severe harm by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Applications Slow.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will see a marked enhancement in computer performance.