Possibly the most important factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading a software that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by declining to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the explanations of your antivirus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses need additional steps until they could be removed; usually a websearch will find specific directions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request help, if you cannot find a solution.
2. If the slowness is abrupt, and you’ve recently downloaded an application, the problem may rest there. Test this by completely eliminating it. A wise user will normally perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most instances, any possible difficulty with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step three. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your computer’s operation, and these are around the Internet.
Revise the explanations of your anti spyware programs and check your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely operate several of the programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A record of really good, free antispyware programs is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
For further reading about Malicious software and some malware removal applications, use BC’s Tutorial section; most of the applications have quite great Help files that describe how they function as well as the unique features of each.
Stage 4. Evaluation programs that self-start on startup. You computer can be a battleground for your interest. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-start feature which permits them to be opened swiftly; other programs may contain an automatic update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of sources while your computer is running.
In case you are uncertain about what could be safely deleted, remember that Bc maintains a quite complete Startup Database that contains info about whether the item is required, discretionary, or not needed.
At the same time, remember that all those symbols on your Desktop also take a modest number of boot time to place themselves.
Absence of Care
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and transfer old files to a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files which you have already opened, applications you haven’t found in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for sophisticated users: some experts would include the added care step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and you’ll find plenty of programs to assist try this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are very comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make backups of the registry, you can do severe damage by making registry changes, so this step is not contained
Stage 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it repair Windows Xp Antivirus Free.
Stage 7. Defragment your computer.
Hopefully, now that you have have concluded, you’ll find a noticeable improvement in pc functionality.