I am posting a summary checklist of general steps you can take to solve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most frequent causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and insufficient maintenance, because many readers reveal their computer reacting slowly.
Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Generally this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security sections in a timely manner.
Stage 1. Update the definitions of your anti virus and operate a full scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some infections need additional steps until they could be removed; ordinarily a internet search will find specific instructions or a particular removal tool. Use the Bc forums to obtain help, if you can’t find a answer.
Step 2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently saved an application, the problem may dwell there. Check this by totally eliminating it. A smart user will generally perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible issue with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are throughout 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 contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for sufferers.
Seasoned users will consistently run two or three of the applications, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own set. (A set of very good, free anti spyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before continuing to the next phase.
For further 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 too as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for example, install a quick-start feature that allows them to be exposed fast; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be working in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
The easiest way to examine and than to manage start ups will be to-use one of the numerous small resources available (see the BC list of free applications). If you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a really comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is needed, discretionary, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to place themselves.
Absence of Maintenance
Stage 5. Delete unused programs and exchange old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for the old printer you put away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for advanced users: some experts would comprise the additional care stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find several apps to help do this. For the most part, registry care will not make a vital difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry, you may do serious harm by making registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
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Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you will see a noticeable enhancement in computer functionality.