Because several readers come up with their computer responding slowly, I’m submitting a summary listing of basic steps you can take to solve the Protection Errorissue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional measures before they may be removed; usually a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you cannot find a answer.
2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may reside there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Web.
Revise the definitions of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will often run two or three of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of really great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You computer may become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that allows them to be exposed immediately; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to handle start ups would be to utilize one of many little utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you’re unsure about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would comprise the additional upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you can do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not contained
Stage 6. Have it repair Protection Error.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a marked improvement in computer functionality.