Maybe the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional steps until they could be removed; typically a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step Two. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the issue might dwell there. Check this by fully removing it. A smart user will generally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around the Web.
Update the definitions of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often operate two or three of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of very good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding 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 really good Help documents that explain how they work as well as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be exposed quickly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you don’t want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would comprise the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do severe harm by making registry changes, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Installation Error 1402.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in computer performance.