I’m publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; usually a websearch will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a answer.
Step Two. If the slowness is unexpected, and you have recently saved an application, the problem may live there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A smart user will usually perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Experienced customers will often run several of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A record of quite great, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that permits them to be exposed instantly; 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 requires a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows 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 questioned item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would contain the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of applications to assist do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do serious damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not included
Action 6. Have it fix Shockwave Error 1935.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in computer operation.