Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they could be removed; typically a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request help, if you can’t find a solution.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem may live there. Check this by entirely removing it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout the Net.
Revise the explanations of your anti-spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will often operate two or three of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A list of quite good, free antispyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-start on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-launch feature that enables them to be opened fast; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
In case you are uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would include the added maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to assist do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you can do severe harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Smtp Error 412.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer operation.