Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software 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.
Action 1. Update 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 until they can be removed; generally a web search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might rest there. Test this by totally removing it. A sensible user will typically perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Net.
Experienced users will frequently operate several of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of very great, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to examine and than to handle start ups will be to-use one of the many little resources available (see the BC list of free apps). Remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have 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. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would contain the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Firewalls Internet Security.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer performance.