Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional measures until they could be removed; usually a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain help.
2. If the sluggishness is surprising, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may live there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will generally perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Net.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly run several of these applications, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of very great, free anti spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you usually do not need. Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or not needed, if you’re uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons on your own Desktop also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and transfer old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would include the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you may do significant damage by making registry modifications, so this measure isn’t included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Stop 0x000000c5.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will set new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a marked improvement in computer functionality.