Perhaps the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they could be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you can’t find a answer.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem might live there. Check this by completely removing it. A user will generally perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the World wide web. A very recent study showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will frequently operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of very good, free antispyware applications is supplied 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 programs have really good Help documents that describe how they work as well as the unique characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which enables them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method 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). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you usually do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously 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. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Error_invalid_message.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in computer performance.