Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need additional steps before they may be removed; ordinarily a internet search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might reside there. Test this by fully removing it. A smart user will typically perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Internet.
Experienced customers will often run several of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of quite good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help files that clarify how they function as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be exposed fast; other programs will include an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each requires a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you don’t need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are unsure about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some specialists would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you can do serious harm by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Regedit Open.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in pc operation.