Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally 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 sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need extra measures before they may be removed; typically a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you fail to find a solution.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might live there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will typically perform a web search about the program before getting because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Web.
Experienced customers will frequently operate several of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of very great, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be exposed immediately; other programs will 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 requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you don’t want. In case you are unsure about what may be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few 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 the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you may do severe damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure isn’t contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Contact Outlook Express.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a noticeable improvement in pc performance.