I’m publishing a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require extra steps until they may be removed; usually a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem may rest there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate two or three of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of really great, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help files that describe how they operate too as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be opened instantly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest method to examine and than to manage start ups will be to work with one of the many small resources available (see the Bc list of free programs). If you’re unsure about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would include the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry modifications, so this step is not contained
Step 6. Have it repair Error 12002 Connecting.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in pc performance.