Because several readers write about their computer responding slowly, I am posting a summary checklist of general things you can do to resolve the Connected With Limited Accessproblem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally 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 patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional steps before they may be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a solution.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the issue might reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will typically perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Net.
Experienced users will often run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of really great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help files that explain how they operate also as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which allows them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used 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 Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this measure isn’t contained
Step 6. Have it mend Connected With Limited Access.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a noticeable improvement in pc functionality.