Maybe the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request support, if you fail to find a solution.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the issue may reside there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A wise user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web.
Seasoned users will consistently operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of very good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be opened immediately; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to handle start-ups will be to-use one of the many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you can do significant damage by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Corrupt Master File Table Windows 7.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.