Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional steps before they may be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step Two. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue may rest there. Check this by completely removing it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet.
Update the explanations of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will consistently run 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You pc can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that enables them to be opened quickly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be working 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.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t need. Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would include the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do significant damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend file 2..
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set affiliated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.