Possibly the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security areas regularly.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and operate a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional measures until they could be removed; typically a web search will find specific directions or a special removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the Bc forums to obtain assistance.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you have recently saved an application, the problem might rest there. Test this by fully removing it. A user will normally perform a web search about the application before getting because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Revise the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will consistently run several of these programs, because each business has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own established. (A set of quite good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a fast-launch feature that allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs will comprise 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.
The easiest way to examine and than to manage startups is to work with one of the many small resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). In case you are uncertain about what could be safely removed, remember that BC maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, optional, or unnecessary.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a small number of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Care
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files which you have opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the additional care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re quite comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you can do significant damage by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Vista Installation Technical Error 0x0000007e.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer operation.