I’m publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a poorly 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 areas regularly.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps until they can be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might reside there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A wise user will generally perform a internet search about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Net.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate several 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 really great, free anti-spyware programs is given 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 operate also as the special features of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer may become a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be opened fast; other programs will contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, elective, or unnecessary, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would contain the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Property 0xc0000005.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a noticeable enhancement in pc performance.