I am submitting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve 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 most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require extra steps before they could be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem might reside there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Web.
Seasoned users will regularly operate two or three of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which permits them to be opened immediately; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Background also take a modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples 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 specialists would contain the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several applications to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do severe damage by making registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Maxg Pc Card.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.