I am posting a summary record of basic steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need additional steps until they can be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain assistance.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might live there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A wise user will typically perform a websearch about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Internet.
Seasoned customers will regularly operate two or three of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of really good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that allows them to be opened promptly; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest way to examine and than to manage start ups will be to work with one of the numerous small utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to turn off any you don’t want, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that 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.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would comprise the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do significant harm by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Problems Amd.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.