I am posting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional steps before they could be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain help.
2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A smart user will typically perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Experienced users will often run two or three of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that enables them to be exposed immediately; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest method to examine and than to handle start-ups would be to-use one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). If you’re unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to put 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, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do significant harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Have it repair Badpoolheader.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.