Maybe the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need extra steps until they could be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a solution.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem might live there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A user will normally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will frequently run several of the programs, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A list of very good, free anti spyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Stage 4. Evaluation applications that self-launching on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that enables them to be exposed promptly; 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 little bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you usually do not want. Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary, if you’re uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols in your Background also take a small amount of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some experts would comprise the additional maintenance step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help do this. For the most part, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do serious damage by making registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Vb Runtime Error 5.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will place associated segments of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will find a marked enhancement in computer functionality.