Perhaps the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Note that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; usually a websearch will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain assistance, if you cannot find a solution.
Step Two. If the sluggishness is unexpected, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue may live there. Check this by totally removing it. A user will typically perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any potential difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s performance, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent research showed that one out of every 20 executable files on Web sites 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. Experienced customers will regularly operate several of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of very great, free anti-spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
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 explain how they operate also as the special characteristics of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for example, install a rapid-start feature that permits them to be opened instantly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that demands them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your introduction Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your personal computer is running.
If, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you can use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you do not need. Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what could be safely removed.
At the same time, remember that all those icons in your Background also take a small number of boot time to set themselves.
Lack of Maintenance
Step 5. Clean up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Clean-up to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would contain the added care step of cleaning the Windows registry, and there are several apps to help do this. For the most part, so this step is not included, you can do severe harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a significant difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Action 6. Have it fix Windows 7 Error 192.
Action 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in pc performance.