Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra steps before they can be removed; typically a websearch will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might reside there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Net.
Update the definitions of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely run two or three of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of really good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing 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 clarify how they function as well as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature which permits them to be opened immediately; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle start-ups would be to utilize one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you usually do not want. Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the 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 higher level users: some experts would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you can do serious harm by creating registry changes, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Cleanup System.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer functionality.