Maybe the greatest factor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually 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 declining to install security areas in a timely manner.
Action 1. Update the definitions of your antivirus and run a complete scan of your drive in Safe Mode. Solve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses need extra measures before they can be removed; usually a websearch will locate specific directions or a particular removal tool. Use the BC forums to obtain help, if you fail to find a solution.
Step 2. If the slowness is sudden, and you’ve recently saved an application, the issue may dwell there. Test this by entirely eliminating it. A wise user will generally perform a web search about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any potential problem with malware or poor performance will have surfaced.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can drastically effect your personal computer’s performance, and these are around the Internet.
Experienced users will consistently run 2 or 3 of these programs, because each business has its own criteria for what constitutes spyware and will only search against their own set. (A list of very great, free antispyware applications is supplied by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding to the next phase.
Step 4. Evaluation apps that self-launching on startup. You computer may become a battleground for your attention. Many programs, for instance, install a quick-launch feature which permits them to be opened rapidly; other programs will contain an automated update feature that demands them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each needs a small bit of resources while your computer is running.
In case you are unsure about what can be safely removed, remember that Bc maintains a quite comprehensive Startup Database that contains information about whether the item is required, optional, or unnecessary.
At-the same time, remember that all those icons in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to put themselves.
Lack of Upkeep
Step 5. Clean-up your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused programs and move old files to your CD. Unplayed games, tons of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for the old printer you threw away last year—these are some types of files you can delete.
(Note for higher level users: some specialists would include the added upkeep step of cleaning up the Windows registry, and there are several applications to assist try this. For the most part, registry care will not make a major difference, and unless you are quite comfortable with Windows, and cautiously make copies of the registry, you may do serious harm by creating registry modifications, so this measure is not contained
Step 6. Have it repair Works 9.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows tends to put new documents in any available open space; defragging will place affiliated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear and tear while boosting up applications.
Hopefully, since you have have finished, you will see a marked enhancement in computer operation.