Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security areas regularly.
Step 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra steps until they may be removed; usually a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may live there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A wise user will typically perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Net.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will often operate several of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A listing of really great, free anti-spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware 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 attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature which enables them to be opened rapidly; other programs may include an automatic update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, elective, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced level users: some specialists would comprise the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to assist do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t contained, you may do significant harm by creating registry changes, registry care will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Stage 6. Have it fix Uninstalling Firewall.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will find a noticeable improvement in computer performance.