Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra steps until they could be removed; generally a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a answer.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the problem might dwell there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A wise user will generally perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Net. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will often run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that permits them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start ups would be to work with one of the many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you don’t want. Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots 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 types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would include the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do significant damage by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Stage 6. Have it fix Defender 0x80004002.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.