Perhaps the most important contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 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 need extra steps before they may be removed; normally a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may dwell there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will typically perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet.
Seasoned customers will often operate two or three of these programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of very good, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature which permits them to be opened quickly; other programs will contain 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 requires a little bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to handle start ups would be to use one of the numerous small utilities available (see the Bc list of free apps). Remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, if you are unsure about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have 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.
(Note for advanced level users: some professionals would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do significant damage by creating registry modifications, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Running Activex Controls.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer performance.