I am posting a summary listing of basic things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require extra steps until they may be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain help.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem may dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A sensible user will generally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Internet.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently operate several of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of very good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help files that explain how they operate too as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be exposed fast; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage startups is to-use one of many small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not want. If you’re uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a modest number of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would comprise the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to help try this. For the most part, so this step isn’t included, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry
Action 6. Have it mend Error Code 45.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer operation.