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#1 curjones

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:49 AM

My computer probally has a bunch of junk on it, and in it.  I use Ie mostly and sometimes it just quits working, or is slow.

 

I also use a wireless connection for internet, Virizion.

 

Just saw an ad on tis page, your performance is low, slow fix it now.

 

What can I trust and use to clean up, speed up my computer.  Thanks.

 



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#2 tpoindexter

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:07 AM

Start right here. program is free and I've used it many years.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Run the cleaner.

then, on the left side click the registry icon, scan, then, select the fiix issues button at bottom.

then, on left side click Tools icon, select startup, disable all items that start up when you start you computer except virus protection.

If you later decide you want something running you can go back here and enab;e it. If you have over 5 items stating at start up your pissing in the wind. It's better to update important programs manually then always have that crap running. I only have dropbox, evernote, and virus software running at startup.

Restart computer and do it all again.


Edited by tpoindexter, 10 December 2013 - 02:34 AM.

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#3 tpoindexter

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 02:21 AM

Here's a very good free virus software.

http://www.avast.com/index

It has an update popup each time you start your PC but, a small price for free protection.

After rid of the trash, running a virus scan, you might want to see if you system needs to be defragmented.


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#4 curjones

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:19 AM

Thanks for the info, i ran the program will see if it helped.


Is there a spell checker on the forum for post. and a typing assistant as well lol



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 04:27 AM

Good info Tpoin! . But I have to say that avast popup drove me nuts. I used AVG Free then switched to avast, now back to AVG free. Avg has popups as well but less annoying. Avast has slightly better protection, however.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 06:58 AM

Start right here. program is free and I've used it many years.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Run the cleaner.

then, on the left side click the registry icon, scan, then, select the fiix issues button at bottom.

then, on left side click Tools icon, select startup, disable all items that start up when you start you computer except virus protection.

If you later decide you want something running you can go back here and enab;e it. If you have over 5 items stating at start up your pissing in the wind. It's better to update important programs manually then always have that crap running. I only have dropbox, evernote, and virus software running at startup.

Restart computer and do it all again.

Your link takes you to a "Buy Now" page. Where is the "Free" page?



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:57 AM

If you don't already have it installed, you need to install Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.micro...ntials-download

 

It's free and all the updates are free.  



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:07 AM

Get an imac!!    LOL.   youl never slow again or lock up.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:40 AM

Your link takes you to a "Buy Now" page. Where is the "Free" page?

Right beside the buy now tab is a download tab. You need to click download and it takes you to the free option.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:44 AM

If you don't already have it installed, you need to install Microsoft Security Essentials: http://windows.micro...ntials-download

 

It's free and all the updates are free.  

The updates for avast are free also, and, honestly it gives you better protection. Ya, just have to x out the popup each time you start PC.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:54 AM

Thanks for the info, i ran the program will see if it helped.


Is there a spell checker on the forum for post. and a typing assistant as well lol

It might, and it might not, ya have to also make sure you run a good virus scan software, and make sure then that system isn't too defragmented. Then it'll be about as good as it can get.

If you have trouble after that it's going to be in your wireless connection, settings , or just hard drive slowing down due to simply age.


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:58 AM

You can check pc speed here.

http://www.speedtest.net/


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

Good info Tpoin! . But I have to say that avast popup drove me nuts. I used AVG Free then switched to avast, now back to AVG free. Avg has popups as well but less annoying. Avast has slightly better protection, however.

I used AVG for several years, then went to Security Essentials. Kids kept having trouble because picking up malware. trojans, etc... on their PCs. Java was big problem, it kept getting infected. They still get crap because they go to so many game sights but the instructions I gave above is how I keep everything clean and running.

I found Avast to be picking up infections in Java that Security Essentials wouldn't pick up.

I think Security Essentials is the most hassle free to use, but, depending on a persons habits may not be what the Doctor ordered for every user. EX... it worked fine for me and I never had a problem. Wasn't enough for my kids, or, even my wife for that matter.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:59 PM

I use AVAST! free version on four systems and don't have any popups from it (unless the yearly registration is due to expire).



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:12 PM

I use AVAST! free version on four systems and don't have any popups from it (unless the yearly registration is due to expire).

Maybe I need to check my settings.The only pop ups I really get are in the lower left hand corner when I log in. It's telling me my definitions have been updated.


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