Perhaps the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often 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 declining to install security patches regularly.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti-virus and operate a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need extra measures before they can be removed; generally a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to request assistance, if you fail to find a solution.
Step 2. If the sluggishness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may rest there. Check this by fully eliminating it. A smart user will usually perform a internet search about the application before downloading it because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are throughout the Internet.
Experienced customers will consistently operate several of the programs, because each company has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A set of really good, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a rapid-start feature which enables them to be exposed immediately; other programs will contain 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.
If, like, you have Spybot Search and Destroy, you may use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you do not want. Remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is required, optional, or not needed, if you are uncertain about what may be safely deleted.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons on your own Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to set themselves.
Absence of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean up 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 used 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 Clean-up to delete temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for sophisticated users: some specialists would comprise the added upkeep stage of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of programs to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Windows Program Registry.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set related segments of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while speeding up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have finished, you will see a noticeable improvement in computer performance.