Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas regularly.
Step 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need extra steps before they could be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the problem might reside there. Test this by completely removing it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net.
Seasoned users will consistently run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of quite good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be exposed fast; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used 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 advanced users: some experts would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to assist do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you can do significant damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Exception Code C0000005: Access Violation.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated 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, now that you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.