I’m publishing 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 write about their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra steps before they can be removed; ordinarily a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue might dwell there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the World wide web.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will consistently operate two or three of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of very good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite good Help documents that explain how they function too as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to examine and than to manage start ups will be to work with one of the many little utilities available (see the BC list of free apps). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to show off any you do not want. Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some 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 advanced users: some specialists would contain the additional upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do that. For the most part, so this step is not contained, you can do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry care won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Nettoyage Pc.
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 hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.