Because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary record of basic things you can do to solve the Kb309531problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Perhaps the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need extra steps before they can be removed; generally a internet search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unanticipated, the problem may reside there. Test this by fully removing it. A smart user will normally perform a web search about the program before getting because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will frequently operate several of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help files that clarify how they function as well as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which permits them to be opened promptly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each requires a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to manage start ups is to use one of many little resources available (see the BC list of free applications). If you’re uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t 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 Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would include the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do severe damage by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Kb309531.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in pc functionality.