I’m posting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra measures before they may be removed; usually a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to request support.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem might live there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A sensible user will typically perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent study 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 victims.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will frequently run several of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A listing of really good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be opened promptly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you usually do not want. In case you are unsure about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would contain the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you may do significant damage by creating registry changes, so this measure is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Laptop Failure.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in computer functionality.