I am submitting a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional measures until they could be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to request help.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue may rest there. Test this by completely removing it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will often 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 set. (A record of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing 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 clarify how they function also as the unique attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you usually do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would include the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do serious harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Action 6. Have it fix Audio Driver Update.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in pc performance.