I’m publishing a summary listing of basic steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally 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 sections regularly.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional measures until they may be removed; ordinarily a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step 2. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may live there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A sensible user will usually perform a internet search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Net. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will consistently run several of these programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of quite good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which allows them to be exposed fast; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
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 do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would include the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Stage 6. Have it mend Error 3269.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer performance.