Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to request help.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may rest there. Test this by entirely removing it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent study showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently run two or three of these programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of very good, free anti-spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very great Help documents that describe how they work too as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that allows them to be opened swiftly; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
If you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would comprise the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Pop Up Ads Block.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in pc operation.