I am posting a summary record of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra measures before they may be removed; typically a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain help.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the issue might live there. Check this by totally removing it. A sensible user will usually perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet.
Experienced users will regularly run two or three of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help documents that describe how they function too as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that enables them to be opened fast; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage startups is to utilize one of many small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the inquired item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Background also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots 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.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would contain the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
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Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a marked improvement in computer performance.