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    PC Clean up

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    PC Clean up

    Post by Peanut on Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:34 pm

    A few steps to help your pc feel closer to new again. Gets rid of all the programs you have installed that add to your start-up time.

    Increase startup time
    Click Start
    Click Run (type rum if on vista)
    Once Run application is started type msconfig
    Click Startup Tab
    Click Disable All
    Then check those that are important(Anti-Virus or GPU
    applications), all else is just decreasing your startup time

    Increase overall Performance
    Follow the first three steps of Increase startup time
    Click Services Tab
    Click Hide All Microsoft Services
    Then disable all and only re-enable Anti-virus and GPU apps

    This stops stupid small things like itunes and punkbuster
    from slowing your start-up when your not asking them to run. All the little things add up and can really
    casue some slow down.
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    Re: PC Clean up

    Post by Hect on Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the tip, I will have to do that.
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    Re: PC Clean up

    Post by Firestarter on Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:23 pm

    Yes good stuff.
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    Re: PC Clean up

    Post by Noz on Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:08 am

    Awesome tip, thank you very much!
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    Re: PC Clean up

    Post by HollyHoney on Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:25 am

    I will add ...

    Google CCLeaner and run that puppy a few times. This is a free "crap cleaner" that dumps your Internet and windows cache folders. It also has a registry tweaker that works pretty well. I would also add to scan your systems for spyware as that is the single largest factor in pc slowness in my experience. I too, build, fix, upgrade pc's and stuff so feel free to hit me up with questions and the like.

    Free spyware apps - Google it... Windows Defender, SpyBot, Ad-Aware
    Free Anti Virus - AVG anti virus

    ps - Hope I'm not breaking any rules here Smile

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    Re: PC Clean up

    Post by Noz on Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:59 am

    A couple weeks ago a program called Awola invaded my computer. Six hours later I eventually downloaded Spybot and it took care of it.. twas the most annoying infection I have ever experienced. Just hope you never get it, but if you do Spybot kills it. I usually use Ad-aware, but it had nothing on Awola. Neither did Spy Hunter, a program that was specifically advertising to kill Awola that i paid $29.99 for Sad
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    Re: PC Clean up

    Post by HollyHoney on Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:28 am

    Noz, that's a perfect example of why you need 2 or 3 spyware app's when trying to rid your pc of spyware. One prog just doesn't do the trick. I run one over and over till it's clean. Then start up the next program... run it over and over ... and so on.

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    Re: PC Clean up

    Post by Bullarky on Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:51 am

    Just run Firefox, noscript, and a firewall... You'll never get those nasty little programs ever again unless you actually allow them.

    Stay away from IE except for those one or two sites that make you use it. Then when you do use those sites, be very careful.

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