Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require additional measures before they may be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to request support.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the issue might dwell there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will typically perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will regularly operate 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 record of quite great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help files that describe how they function too as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which enables them to be exposed fast; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you usually do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, elective, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used 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 higher level users: some specialists would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to assist do this. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do severe damage by creating registry changes, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Invalid Sound.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in computer operation.