Possibly the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional steps until they could be removed; normally a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a solution.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A smart user will typically perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Experienced users will frequently run 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of quite great, free anti spyware programs is given 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 really great Help files that clarify how they work too as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The simplest method to examine and than to manage start ups will be to use one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you usually do not need. If you’re unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you may do severe damage by making registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Error 11708.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer performance.