I am publishing a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to 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 antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra measures before they can be removed; generally a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to request help.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the issue may reside there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Internet.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will consistently 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 record of quite good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help documents that describe how they operate as well as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle start ups would be to-use one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). In case you are unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some 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 sophisticated users: some experts would include the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do significant damage by creating registry changes, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Have it repair Error Code 404.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.