Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections need extra steps until they can be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
Step 2. If the slowness is sudden, 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 websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will consistently run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of very great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very great Help documents that explain how they work also as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which permits them to be opened fast; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
If you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some experts would contain the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Letter Characters Not Printing What Is.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a marked improvement in computer functionality.