Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly 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 declining to install security areas regularly.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra steps until they could be removed; ordinarily a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a solution.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the issue might rest there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web.
Seasoned users will regularly run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of very good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help files that describe how they work too as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be exposed swiftly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to manage start-ups is to-use one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you usually do not want, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found 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 advanced level users: some experts would contain the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you can do serious harm by creating registry modifications, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Freeware Spyware Programs.
Step 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while racing up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked improvement in computer performance.