Perhaps the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your anti-virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra measures until they may be removed; generally a internet search will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain assistance, if you fail to find a answer.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the issue may reside there. Test this by fully removing it. A sensible user will usually perform a websearch about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Web. A very recent study indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Seasoned customers will routinely run several of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of quite great, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help documents that clarify how they work as well as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You pc may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature which enables them to be opened quickly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be operating in the background. Each of these decreases your launch Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The easiest method to review and than to handle start ups will be to work with one of the many small utilities available (see the BC list of free applications). If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you do not want. If you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would comprise the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to assist do that. For the most part, so this measure is not contained, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance won’t make a major difference, and unless you are really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix System Restore Lost.
Action 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.