I’m submitting a summary checklist of basic things you can do to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient care, because many readers reveal their computer responding slowly.
Maybe the greatest factor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your hard disk in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require extra steps before they could be removed; generally a websearch will find specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain assistance, if you fail to find a solution.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem might dwell there. Check this by entirely removing it. A wise user will typically perform a web search about the program before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Stage three. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your computer’s operation, and these are around the World wide web. A very recent research indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains comprise at least one bit of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Update the explanations of your antispyware programs and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned customers will consistently operate 2 or 3 of these programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of quite great, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Stage 4. Evaluation apps that self-start on startup. You pc can be a battleground for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature which allows them to be exposed promptly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these slows down your launching Windows and each requires a little bit of resources while your computer is running.
Remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely deleted.
At the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small number of boot time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
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 have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few 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 include the additional upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are plenty of apps to help do that. For the most part, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you’re very comfortable with Windows, and carefully make copies of-the registry, you can do serious damage by making registry changes, so this step is not included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Windows Me Registry.
Action 7. Defragment your pc. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you will find a marked improvement in computer performance.