I’m submitting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional measures before they may be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the BC forums to request support.
Step 2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem might reside there. Check this by totally removing it. A wise user will typically perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will consistently run several of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of really great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that enables them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each requires a small 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 usually do not need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a small number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would include the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Stage 6. Have it mend (java Lang Out Of Memory Error) Restoration Tool.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will see a marked improvement in computer operation.