Because several readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I am submitting a summary listing of basic things you can do to solve the Register Repairsproblem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional steps until they may be removed; ordinarily a web search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is unexpected, the problem may dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced users will consistently run several of the applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really great Help documents that describe how they work too as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You pc can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which permits them to be opened immediately; other programs will include an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to manage start ups is to work with one of many small utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, optional, or not needed, if you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, 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 some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several apps to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Register Repairs.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in computer performance.