Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they may be removed; generally a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a solution.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the issue may live there. Test this by fully removing it. A smart user will typically perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web.
Experienced users will routinely operate several of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of really good, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very good Help files that clarify how they work also as the special attributes of each.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature which allows them to be exposed rapidly; other programs will contain an automated 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 small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest way to review and than to manage start-ups is to utilize one of many little resources available (see the Bc list of free programs). You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not need, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that Bc maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t 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 advanced users: some experts would include the added maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry modifications, so this step is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Registry Cleaner Test.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.