Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Step 1. Update 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 require additional steps before they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might dwell there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Web. A very recent research showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned users will frequently operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A list of really great, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be exposed instantly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to manage start ups is to-use one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free programs). If you are uncertain about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that 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 remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would contain the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to assist try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you may do serious damage by creating registry changes, so this measure is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Microsoft Error Code 1706.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer performance.