I am posting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional measures until they can be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue may live there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the World wide web.
Seasoned users will routinely operate several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of really good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help files that explain how they operate as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that permits them to be opened fast; 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 assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to handle start ups will be to use one of many small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would include the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs 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 cautiously make copies of the registry, you can do serious damage by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Have it fix Disable Installshield Update Manager In Windows Xp.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will place related sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in pc functionality.