I am publishing a summary listing of general things you can do to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Often this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections regularly.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses need additional measures until they may be removed; normally a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain support, if you can’t find a solution.
2. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the problem might reside there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A sensible user will normally perform a web search about the program before installing because in most cases, any possible problem with malware or inferior performance will have appeared.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically impact your personal computer’s performance, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains include at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti-spyware applications and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will consistently run 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A set of really good, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next step.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launching on startup. You computer can become a arena for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-launch feature which enables them to be opened immediately; other programs may include an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a little bit of sources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or not needed, if you are unsure about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that all those icons on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Stage 7). Delete unused applications and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to help do this. For the most part, so this measure isn’t included, you can do serious harm by making registry changes, registry maintenance will not make a major difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of the registry
Stage 6. Have it fix Windows Internet Explorer Upgrade.
Action 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you will find a marked enhancement in computer functionality.