I’m posting a summary record of basic steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Maybe the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need additional measures until they can be removed; usually a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the issue may reside there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the World wide web.
Seasoned customers will often run two or three of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A listing of really great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve 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 quite great Help files that describe how they function as well as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be exposed fast; other programs will include an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you don’t need, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that 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 advanced level users: some professionals would contain the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several programs to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do severe harm by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Rootkit Remover.
Stage 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to set new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up plans.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a marked improvement in computer operation.