Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and operate a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections require additional measures before they could be removed; usually a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to obtain help.
Step 2. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is sudden, the problem might reside there. Check this by completely removing it. A smart user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most instances, any potential problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout 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 feature at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will routinely operate several of the applications, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A listing of quite good, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
For further reading about Malware and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the programs have really great Help files that describe how they work as well as the unique attributes of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that allows them to be opened rapidly; other programs may include an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
Remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the item is needed, optional, or unnecessary, in case you are unsure about what may be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Desktop also take a small number of trunk time to place themselves.
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Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would contain the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find several applications to help do that. For the most part, so this measure is not included, you may do serious damage by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a critical difference, and unless you are very comfy with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix What Is Ie30.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related sections of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hard drive to do, saving wear-and tear while speeding up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer operation.