Because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly, I am submitting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve the Norton Ghost 2003issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Possibly 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 settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need additional measures before they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a solution, use the Bc forums to request support.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may reside there. Check this by entirely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the World wide web. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently run several of the applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that explain how they operate as well as the distinctive attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be opened fast; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to review and than to handle start ups is to-use one of many small utilities available (see the Bc list of free programs). Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would comprise the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Stage 6. Have it fix Norton Ghost 2003.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in pc operation.