I am publishing a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps until they may be removed; generally a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a answer.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue may live there. Test this by entirely removing it. A user will typically perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently run two or three of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A record of really good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve 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 really great Help documents that explain how they operate as well as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which allows them to be opened promptly; other programs will comprise 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 small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are unsure about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
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 pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t 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 advanced level users: some experts would include the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help try this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Kb948609 Damaged.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a marked improvement in computer functionality.