Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra steps before they may be removed; usually a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to request support.
Step Two. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may dwell there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly operate several of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of really great, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help files that describe how they function too as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest method to examine and than to manage start ups is to work with one of the numerous small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). If you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Background also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would comprise the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do significant damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not included
Step 6. Have it fix CRYPT_E_ASN1_LARGE.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.