I am posting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra measures until they could be removed; generally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might reside there. Check this by completely removing it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced customers will consistently run several of these applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of quite good, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be exposed promptly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you don’t want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types 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 professionals would contain the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several applications to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Have it mend Kernel32d11.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.