Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require extra measures until they could be removed; typically a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a solution.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the problem may rest there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A smart user will generally perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the Internet.
Seasoned customers will often run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A listing of very good, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help documents that explain how they work also as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-launch feature which permits them to be opened quickly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your debut Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you usually do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to set themselves.
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Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t used 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 professionals would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry modifications, so this measure isn’t included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Pink Screen Error.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will place related sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer operation.