Possibly the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need additional steps until they can be removed; generally a web search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request support.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the issue might live there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the World wide web.
Experienced users will routinely operate two or three of these programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of quite good, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing 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 quite great Help documents that explain how they work too as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each requires a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
In case you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have 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. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would comprise the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do serious damage by making registry modifications, so this step isn’t contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Pal Spyware Remover.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer functionality.