Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra measures until they may be removed; usually a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the problem may dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net.
Seasoned users will often run two or three of these applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of really good, free anti-spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve 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 programs have really good Help documents that explain how they work too as the distinctive attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You pc can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be exposed promptly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to review and than to handle start ups is to use one of many little utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you usually do not want, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you are unsure about what may be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few 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 high level users: some specialists would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several apps to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do severe damage by creating registry changes, so this measure is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Registry For Adobe Reader Error 1327.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.