I am publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional measures before they can be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. If the slowness is sudden, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might reside there. Test this by entirely removing it. A wise user will typically perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent research showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned users will often run two or three of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A listing of quite good, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be opened rapidly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to manage start ups would be to work with one of many small resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you do not need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you’re uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do severe harm by creating registry changes, so this measure isn’t contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Internet High Speed.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a marked improvement in pc performance.