Perhaps the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need additional measures until they can be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain support, if you can’t find a answer.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue may dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often run several of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of really good, 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 quite good Help files that clarify how they work as well as the unique attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which permits them to be exposed fast; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you usually do not want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would contain the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error 1710 Windows Installer.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will set new files in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.