Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional steps before they could be removed; ordinarily a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might reside there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Web.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will routinely operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of really great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires 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 computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start ups would be to use one of the many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you do not need. Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would include the additional care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help do this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Kb304282.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a marked enhancement in computer operation.