I am submitting a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra steps before they may be removed; normally a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step 2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is abrupt, the problem may dwell there. Check this by completely removing it. A sensible user will usually perform a internet search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web.
Experienced users will frequently run several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of quite good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that allows them to be opened promptly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to manage startups is to use one of many small resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you’re unsure about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small number of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some experts would comprise the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t contained
Step 6. Have it fix Error Number: 3154.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in computer functionality.