I’m posting a summary record of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require additional steps until they could be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a solution.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the problem may live there. Test this by totally removing it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent study showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly operate several of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of quite good, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be exposed immediately; other programs may comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would contain the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help do that. For the most part, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, so this step is not included
Stage 6. Have it mend Code 443.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.