Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional measures before they can be removed; normally a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the problem may rest there. Check this by entirely removing it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically 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 contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced customers will regularly run several of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of quite great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help files that describe how they operate also as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be exposed promptly; other programs will include an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the additional care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Kb104528.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in pc functionality.