Perhaps the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional steps before they may be removed; typically a web search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a solution.
2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the problem might rest there. Check this by fully removing it. A user will usually perform a web search about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are throughout the Internet.
Experienced users will routinely operate two or three of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of very great, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have quite great Help files that clarify how they work as well as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You pc can be a arena for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be opened swiftly; other programs may comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your personal computer is running.
If you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the additional upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do significant harm by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Unable to post to server..
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer functionality.