I’m publishing a summary listing of general steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers come up with their computer responding slowly.
Possibly the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security options large enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Step 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional steps before they may be removed; ordinarily a websearch will locate specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you can’t find a solution.
Step Two. You have recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is sudden, the problem may reside there. Check this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a internet search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible problem with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically effect your personal computer’s functionality, and these are around the Internet.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will regularly operate 2 or 3 of the applications, because each company has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A set of quite great, free antispyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For additional 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 as well as the unique attributes of each.
Stage 4. Review applications that self-start on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a fast-start feature that enables them to be exposed instantly; 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 small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
The simplest way to examine and than to handle start ups would be to use one of many little resources available (see the Bc list of free apps). You can use its startup tool that lists startups and allows you to show off any you usually do not need, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a really complete Startup Database that includes information about whether the inquired item is required, optional, or not needed, if you’re unsure about what may be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest amount of boot time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Step 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would contain the added maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to help try this. For the most part, registry maintenance won’t make a vital difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry modifications, so this step is not included
Action 6. Have it fix Windows Mail – Not Sending.
Step 7. Defragment your personal computer. Windows tends to put new files in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer performance.