Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional measures until they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you can’t find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might rest there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will usually perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Web.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will routinely run several of the programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of very good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help documents that clarify how they work too as the distinctive features of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be exposed rapidly; 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 sources while your computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to manage startups is to utilize one of the numerous little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, elective, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
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Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used 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 specialists would contain the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Step 6. Have it repair Error Code 1624.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.