I am posting a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the problem may reside there. Check this by completely removing it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s operation, and these are around the Internet.
Experienced users will frequently run several of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of very great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve 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 programs have quite good Help documents that describe how they function too as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You pc may become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be working 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.
If you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would comprise the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Corrupt Messanger.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer operation.