I’m publishing a summary record of basic things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require extra measures until they can be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you cannot find a answer.
2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue may rest there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will consistently run 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very great, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which permits 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 requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to manage start ups is to-use one of the many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously 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 higher level users: some specialists would contain the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do significant harm by making registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend It Pc.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in computer performance.