I am submitting a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need additional steps until they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain help.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might reside there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will generally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web. A very recent study 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 victims.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly run several of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of quite great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite great Help documents that explain how they work too as the special characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature which enables them to be opened instantly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle start-ups is to utilize one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you usually do not need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a modest number of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types 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 specialists would comprise the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to assist do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this step is not contained
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Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.