Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional measures until they may be removed; generally a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain assistance, if you can’t find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue might live there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Web.
Update the explanations of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of quite great, free anti spyware applications is given 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 applications have quite good Help files that describe how they operate as well as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs will contain 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 requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to review and than to handle start-ups would be 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 allows you to turn off any you do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to set themselves.
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Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used 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 Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do serious harm by creating registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Stage 6. Have it repair Error_ipsec_ike_mm_expired.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a marked improvement in pc functionality.