Because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly, I am submitting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve the Fast Motherboardproblem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require extra measures before they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you fail to find a solution.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unanticipated, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Web. A very recent research showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will consistently run two or three of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of quite good, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You pc may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that permits them to be opened immediately; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to handle startups would be to work with one of many small resources available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would contain the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do serious harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend Fast Motherboard.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a marked improvement in computer functionality.