I am publishing a summary checklist of basic steps you can take to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because many readers come up with their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a badly performing computer is malware. Generally this is related to downloading a software that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your hard disk drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require additional measures before they could be removed; generally a web search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you cannot find a answer.
Step 2. You’ve recently saved an application, and if the sluggishness is surprising, the issue may rest there. Test this by totally removing it. A smart user will normally perform a internet search about the application before installing because in most cases, any potential issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s performance, and these are around the Net.
Update the explanations of your antispyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Seasoned users will routinely operate 2 or 3 of the programs, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A record of very good, free anti spyware applications is given by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Review apps that self-launch on startup. You computer can become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which enables them to be opened rapidly; other programs will comprise an automatic update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these slows down your launch Windows and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
You may use its startup tool that lists startups and lets you to show off any you do not want, if, for instance, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. In case you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that BC maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the inquired item is needed, optional, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that those symbols on your Background also take a small number of trunk time to put themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Step 7). Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not found in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for high level users: some professionals would include the added care stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of apps to assist do this. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you can do serious harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance will not make a vital difference, and unless you’re really comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of-the registry
Action 6. Have it repair Windows Media Player Problem.
Step 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, since you have have ended, you’ll see a marked improvement in computer performance.