Perhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Often this is associated with downloading an application that includes spyware, by not having browser security options high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner.
Action 1. Revise the definitions of your anti virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Notice that some viruses require additional steps until they could be removed; normally a websearch will locate specific instructions or a special removal tool. Use the BC forums to request support, if you fail to find a answer.
2. If the slowness is sudden, and you have recently downloaded an application, the issue may live there. Test this by totally eliminating it. A user will typically perform a websearch about the program before downloading it because in most cases, any possible trouble with malware or poor performance will have appeared.
Step 3. Adware and Spyware can radically impact your personal computer’s operation, and these are all over the Net. A very recent study showed that one out-of every 20 executable files on Websites is spyware, and 1 in 25 domains contain at least one bit of spyware waiting for victims.
Revise the explanations of your antispyware applications and scan your hard drives in Safe Mode. Experienced users will regularly operate two or three of the programs, because each company has its own standards for what constitutes spyware and will just search against their own established. (A record of really great, free anti-spyware applications is provided by BC). Again, solve any open issues before proceeding 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 great Help documents that explain how they work also as the special features of each.
Step 4. Review programs that self-start on startup. You computer may be a arena for your consideration. Many programs, for example, install a quick-launch feature that enables them to be opened promptly; other programs will comprise an automated update feature that requires them to be running in the background. Each of these decreases your introduction Windows and each requires a small bit of assets while your computer is running.
You can use its startup tool that lists startups and enables you to turn off any you do not want, if, for example, you have Spybot Search and Destroy. Remember that BC maintains a very complete Startup Database that contains information about whether the questioned item is needed, discretionary, or not needed, in case you are uncertain about what can be safely removed.
At-the same time, remember that all those symbols in your Desktop also take a small amount of trunk time to set themselves.
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Step 5. Cleanup your hard drive (preparation for Action 7). Delete unused applications and move old files into a CD. Unplayed games, lots of family images, zipped files that you have previously opened, applications you have not used in two years, software for that old printer you put away last year—these are a few examples of files you can delete. Then use Window’s Disk Cleanup to remove temporary internet files, temporary PC health files, etc.
(Note for higher level users: some experts would include the additional maintenance stage of cleaning the Windows registry, and you will find plenty of applications to help do that. For the most part, so this step isn’t contained, you may do significant harm by making registry modifications, registry maintenance won’t make a significant difference, and unless you are really comfortable with Windows, and carefully make backups of-the registry
Step 6. Run scandisk / checkdisk in Safe Mode. Have it fix Xerox Phaser 8200 Error.
Action 7. Defragment your computer. Windows will put new documents in any available open space; defragging will set associated segments of files closer together therefore your read arm has less travelling around the hdd to do, saving wear-and tear while racing up plans.
Hopefully, now that you have have ended, you’ll find a noticeable enhancement in computer performance.