Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional measures until they may be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain support, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the issue may reside there. Test this by totally removing it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Internet.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will frequently operate several of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be exposed immediately; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you do not need. Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the questioned item is required, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not used 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 delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would include the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several applications to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do serious harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend My Slow Computer.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.