I am posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra measures before they could be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you can’t find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue might dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A sensible user will generally perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Net.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will frequently run 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of really good, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
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 describe how they function also as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be exposed promptly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you don’t want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). 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 put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would contain the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you can do serious harm by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Mfc Application Error How To.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer functionality.