Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some infections require additional measures before they can be removed; normally a internet search will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you cannot find a solution.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the slowness is abrupt, the problem may dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A user will generally perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action three. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net. A very recent research showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will routinely run several of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own established. (A set of very great, free anti spyware programs is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For additional reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have very good Help documents that clarify how they operate too as the special attributes of each.
Stage 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which allows them to be opened promptly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Each of these slows down your debut Windows and each requires a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
If you are uncertain about what may be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is needed, discretionary, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons on your Background also take a modest amount of boot time to place themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Delete unused applications and exchange old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for advanced users: some professionals would comprise the additional maintenance stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you may do significant harm by creating registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a critical difference, and unless you’re quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Windows 7 Repairing Manifest File.
Step 7. Defragment your pc.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer functionality.