Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections need extra measures until they could be removed; normally a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the slowness is sudden, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem might dwell there. Test this by completely removing it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the program before getting because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will often run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of really good, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help files that clarify how they function also as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is needed, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a small number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do that. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do significant damage by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Giant Spyware Download.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new documents 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 boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.