Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional steps before they could be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a solution.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the problem may rest there. Test this by completely removing it. A wise user will generally perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact 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 piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will regularly run two or three of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of quite good, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help files that explain how they operate as well as the unique features of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be exposed fast; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to examine and than to manage start-ups would be to use one of many little resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would contain the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to assist do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this step is not contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error Full Duplex Sound Card.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer performance.