I’m submitting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because several readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security sections regularly.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses require additional steps until they may be removed; generally a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the Bc forums to obtain support.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue might live there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will usually perform a web search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Experienced customers will consistently operate two or three of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of really good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help files that explain how they work too as the unique features of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You pc may become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that allows them to be exposed swiftly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
The simplest approach to examine and than to manage start-ups would be to use one of many small resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). In case you are uncertain about what may be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would include the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you can do severe harm by making registry modifications, so this step is not included
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Step 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll see a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.