Maybe the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading an application that contains 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.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional measures before they may be removed; generally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request support.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the problem may live there. Test this by completely removing it. A user will usually perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Internet.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely run several of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of quite great, free antispyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be exposed rapidly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to handle start-ups is to work with one of the numerous little utilities available (see the Bc list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would contain the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Pop3 Returned Error 89.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll find a marked improvement in pc operation.