I am posting a summary listing of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require extra steps until they can be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain assistance, if you can’t find a solution.
Step Two. If the slowness is unanticipated, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue may reside there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the World wide web.
Update the explanations of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will often operate 2 or 3 of these applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of really great, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that clarify how they work as well as the distinctive features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which permits them to be exposed fast; other programs will contain an automatic 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.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you usually do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or unnecessary, if you’re unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would include the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do severe damage by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t contained
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a marked enhancement in computer performance.