Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security settings large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require extra measures before they could be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to request assistance.
2. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the issue might rest there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will typically perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet.
Update the explanations of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of very good, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have really good Help documents that clarify how they operate as well as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be exposed immediately; other programs may include an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
The easiest way to review and than to handle start ups is to use one of the many small resources available (see the BC list of free apps). If you’re unsure about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, elective, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols on your own Background also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some experts would include the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find several programs to help do that. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry changes, so this step isn’t included
Action 6. Have it mend Vista Error 7003.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you’ll find a marked improvement in computer functionality.