I am publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally 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 patches in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need extra steps before they may be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the Bc forums to request assistance, if you cannot find a answer.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is unanticipated, the issue may live there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A sensible user will generally perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are around the Web. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced users will regularly operate several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A listing of really great, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review programs that self-launch on startup. You pc may be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that allows them to be opened instantly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The easiest approach to examine and than to handle start ups is to work with one of many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free programs). Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which 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 level users: some experts would comprise the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you may do serious harm by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair This Array Is Fixed Or Temporarily Locked.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in pc performance.