I’m submitting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Stage 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; typically a web search will find specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you can’t find a answer, use the BC forums to request assistance.
Step Two. You’ve recently downloaded an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the issue might reside there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A user will typically perform a web search about the program before getting because in most instances, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Net. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains feature at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the definitions of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will consistently operate several of these programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of really good, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite good Help files that clarify how they work too as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review apps that self-start on startup. You computer can be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature that allows them to be exposed quickly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your launching Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to turn off any you don’t want, if, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. If you’re uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a very comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a small amount of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Stage 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files which you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would contain the added maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several programs to help try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you may do severe damage by making registry modifications, so this measure is not contained
Step 6. Have it mend Vxd Mstcp.
Stage 7. Defragment your personal computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a marked enhancement in computer operation.