I am posting a summary listing of basic things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need extra steps before they could be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a solution.
Step Two. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may reside there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s performance, and these are around the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced customers will consistently operate several of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of very great, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help files that clarify how they operate also as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be exposed quickly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to handle startups is to utilize one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you’re unsure about what may be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would comprise the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you can do severe harm by making registry changes, so this measure isn’t included
Step 6. Have it mend Keylogger Removers.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in pc functionality.