Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some infections require extra measures before they could be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might rest there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A smart user will usually perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent research 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 victims.
Experienced users will frequently operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A record of very great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite great Help files that explain how they work too as the unique attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that enables them to be exposed rapidly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start-ups will be to work with one of the numerous small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Action 6. Have it fix Kb154596.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in computer functionality.