I’m publishing a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often 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 declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require extra steps before they could be removed; usually a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unanticipated, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may dwell there. Check this by completely removing it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will often run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A record of quite good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite great Help files that describe how they work also as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You pc can become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be opened fast; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are unsure about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types 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 upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you can do significant damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error Code 0x800705aa.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc functionality.