Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures before they may be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the problem might reside there. Test this by totally removing it. A user will generally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the World wide web.
Seasoned users will regularly run 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of really great, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that explain how they function too as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that permits them to be opened quickly; other programs will include 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 assets while your computer is running.
The simplest method to examine and than to manage start-ups will be to-use one of many little resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t 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 added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you may do serious harm by creating registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Cleanup Contractor.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in computer performance.