Maybe the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need extra steps until they may be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you fail to find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain help.
Step Two. If the slowness is surprising, and you have recently downloaded an application, the problem may reside there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A user will typically perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent research indicated that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will routinely run two or three of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A listing of quite great, free anti-spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which allows them to be exposed fast; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or unnecessary, if you are uncertain about what may be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, 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 types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would include the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to assist do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry, you can do severe damage by creating registry modifications, so this measure isn’t contained
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend The requested policy information is only in the directory service..
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a marked enhancement in computer functionality.