Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might live there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Internet.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly operate two or three of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A record of really great, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve 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 very good Help documents that clarify how they work as well as the unique features of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed instantly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start ups would be to-use one of the many little utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would include the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do significant harm by creating registry changes, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Disk Cleanup Not Working.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.