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Keeping Computer Fast and Trouble Free

Discussion in 'Windows - Virus and spyware problems' started by floccinaucini, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. floccinaucini

    floccinaucini Member

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    It is claimed that the following things need to be done to the computer, on a regular basis. If these things are not performed, the computer is liable to slow down and malfunction. I found this information on the Internet.

    It is necessary to remove the following items regularly:

    1. Remove Corrupted Files, Internet Temporary Files, Cookies, Cache Files, URL and Download Histories. Windows Temporary Files and Log Files, Unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, Class IDs, Pog IDs, Shared DLLs, Application Paths, Icons and Invalid Short cuts, Unused Applications, Unused Windows Components, Unused User Accounts and Old Restore Points.

    Remove Temporary Files and Recent File Lists (MRUs) from many applications including Media Player, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinAce, WinZip etc.

    2. Remove some programs that launch by default, when windows start up.

    3. De-fragmentation and cleaning Registry Keys.

    How much of this is true?
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  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    true. windows does not clean itself so you end up with a lot of garbage in it. did 1 custumer's computer using just Ccleaner which ended up cleaning 10gigs of crap out of windows.
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    I've just got rid of McAfee and got Microsoft Security Essentials and Ccleaner.

    Seems better so far.

    I'm not good with pc's so I just try to pick up info off forums.
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    floccinaucini Member

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    Thank you. I already have MSE installed. What is Ccleaner?
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    Ta ddp. I watch live streams of English football.
    You can easily pick up viruses/trojans etc from these sites.
    Is there anything else you'd recommend to protect my pc?

    Malwarebytes, adblock etc. Thanks :)
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    Is this safe? No forced toolbars or other unwanted applications?
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    ccleaner http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
    easy cleaner http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm
    Free Window Registry Repair http://www.regsofts.com/free_registry_repair/updatev27.htm
    SpyBot-Search & Destroy Tools 1.6.2 http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free http://downloads.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
    ccleaner
    ccleaner is done twice on purpose as clean out after easy cleaner & free windows registry do their job.

    floccinaucini, no toolbars or whatever as i just reinstalled to make certain.
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    Thanks ddp. :)
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    no problem.
  12. floccinaucini

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    Thank you moderator for this information.

    Best regards.
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    have fun.
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    ccleaner is a great cleaning tool quick work well have bean useing it for years
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    Whats the spybot link that ddp posted?
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    i run avg free, spybot & malware bytes so what 1 misses the other(s) pickup. same as i run ccleaner, easy cleaner & free windows registry repair, what 1 misses the others pickup.
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    I thought all these things running alongside each other would slow your pc down???
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    avg is running in the background. the new spybot i think runs in the background as the beta version did. ccleaner runs only at startup of windows or when you manually run it. the others are manually run.

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