I’m submitting a summary listing of basic things you can do to resolve this issue, and briefly discussing the three most common causes : malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of care, because several readers write about their computer responding slowly.
Perhaps the most important contributor to a badly performing computer is malware.
Action 1. Update the explanations of your anti virus and run a full scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable problems. Notice that some viruses require extra measures until they can be removed; normally a internet search will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. If you cannot find a solution, use the BC forums to request help.
Step Two. You have recently downloaded an application, and if the slowness is unexpected, the issue may reside there. Test this by fully eliminating it. A smart user will generally perform a websearch about the application before installing because in most instances, any possible issue with malware or inferior performance will have surfaced.
Action 3. Adware and Spyware can dramatically impact your computer’s functionality, and these are all over the Internet. A very recent study indicated that one out-of every 20 executable files on Web sites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one piece of spyware waiting for victims.
Update the definitions of your anti spyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced customers will routinely run several of these applications, because each business has its own requirements for what constitutes spyware and will simply search against their own set. (A list of quite good, free anti spyware programs is given by BC). Again, resolve any open issues before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4. Evaluation applications that self-launch on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for instance, install a fast-start feature that enables them to be opened quickly; other programs may contain an automated update feature that requires them to be operating in the background. Your launching Windows are slowed down by each of these and each needs a small bit of resources while your personal computer is running.
If you are unsure about what could be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that includes info about whether the inquired item is required, optional, or not needed.
At-the same time, remember that those icons in your Background also take a small number of trunk time to set themselves.
Lack 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, tons of family pictures, zipped files that you have already opened, applications you haven’t used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are some 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 experts would contain the added upkeep step of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do this. For the most part, registry care won’t make a critical difference, and unless you are quite comfy with Windows, and cautiously make backups of-the registry, you may do serious harm by making registry modifications, so this step isn’t included
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it mend Wireless Internet Faster.
Step 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to set new documents in any available open space; defragging will place associated sections of files closer together so your read arm has less going around the hard drive to do, saving wear and tear while racing up programs.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a marked enhancement in pc functionality.