I’m posting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers write about their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches regularly.
Stage 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they may be removed; usually a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain support.
Step 2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the issue may reside there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Net.
Update the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently run two or three of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of quite great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have very great Help files that describe how they work as well as the distinctive characteristics of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launching on startup. You pc may be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be running 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 way to review and than to manage startups would be to-use one of many little utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some professionals would comprise the added maintenance step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Stage 6. Have it repair Regsvr32 U Zipfldr.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will see a noticeable improvement in pc operation.