Because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly, I’m posting a summary record of general steps you can take to resolve the Tweak Internet Speedproblem, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care.
Maybe the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some viruses need extra measures before they could be removed; typically a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to obtain support.
2. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the issue might reside there. Test this by completely removing it. A smart user will normally perform a websearch about the program before getting because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the explanations of your antispyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely run two or three of the programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A list of very great, free antispyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that explain how they work too as the unique characteristics of each.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be exposed quickly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that demands 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.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or not needed, in case you are unsure about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Desktop also take a modest number of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused applications and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some professionals would contain the added care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you may do severe damage by making registry changes, so this measure isn’t included
Action 6. Have it fix Tweak Internet Speed.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will find a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.