I am submitting a summary checklist of general things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because several readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections need additional steps until they can be removed; normally a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. You have recently saved an application, and if the slowness is surprising, the issue may reside there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A sensible user will generally perform a websearch about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet.
Seasoned customers will frequently operate two or three of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A list of quite great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really good Help documents that explain how they work as well as the distinctive attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature that permits them to be exposed immediately; other programs will contain an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The simplest method to review and than to manage start ups will be to use one of the many little utilities available (see the Bc list of free applications). If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you don’t want. Remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is needed, elective, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some specialists would contain the added upkeep stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to assist do that. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry, you can do severe harm by creating registry changes, so this step is not included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair User32 Kernel32 Error.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new files 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 programs.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a marked improvement in computer functionality.