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Posted: 9/4/2005 9:40:19 AM EDT
Can you guys please forward to me how to clean up junk off my computer again? Its running slow and not working properly.

Patty
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 9:56:21 AM EDT
Here is links to the two spyware programs that I use. Both of them together are pretty much the best spyware utilities around, and whatever one will not get, the other will. Just make sure to use the update fucntion on each program, to get the latest definitions.

Ad-Aware SE

Spybot Search & Destroy

Hope that is what you were looking for.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:32:29 AM EDT
I have the first one. Do I need both?

Patty
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:36:15 AM EDT
It doesn't hurt. I've found they each find stuff after the other has run.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:38:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 10:39:22 AM EDT by PennvilleBill]
Also clean your and de frag your hard drive; run "prefetch" and delete those files.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 10:40:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PennvilleBill:
Also clean your hard drive and de frag your hard deive; run "prefetch" and delete those files.



I've done thi. My firefox isn't working right now either so I'm concerned that I have a problem. I have McAffee and I run a virus scan daily. I have Lavasoft spyware that I run almost daily. Patty
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:04:39 PM EDT
What are the specs on your computer. Maybe youre just low on memory since you have so many programs running.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 4:41:31 PM EDT
tinman my cumpter says its running with about 20% of the harddrive used. Patty
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:24:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
tinman my cumpter says its running with about 20% of the harddrive used. Patty



He is talking about your RAM not your hard drive. Are you running 98 or XP? I am glad to assist, you have my numbers. Call me.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 11:03:17 PM EDT
It's also a good idea to run CCleaner. That will remove a bunch of junk and help speed things up.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 2:03:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:
Can you guys please forward to me how to clean up junk off my computer again?
Patty



A damp cloth and mild soap.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:34:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USPC40:
It's also a good idea to run CCleaner. That will remove a bunch of junk and help speed things up.




I'll second that vote for CCleaner!
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:54:14 AM EDT
+3 I downloaded it yesterday and ran it. It found 314MB of crap that Lavasoft hadn't. My PC is running very nicely now.

Patty
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 4:39:58 AM EDT
If firefox is still running pooy... try deleting the cookies.
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 5:21:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:11:32 AM EDT by pattymcn]

Originally Posted By SanTifiQue:
If firefox is still running pooy... try deleting the cookies.



Fire fox doesn't work at all. I'll click to load it and my hourglass will run and run but it never loads. I think I need to just delete it and reinstall it. Patty

*ETA* fixed spelling....I wasn't drunk, have no idea why it was THAT bad!
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:21:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By SanTifiQue:
If firefox is still running pooy... try deleting the cookies.



Fire forx doedsn't work at all. I'll click to load it and my hourglass will run and run but it never loads. I think I need to just delete it and reinstall it. Patty



I'm thinking that way too, reinstall Firefox again and go from there.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:17:29 AM EDT
+1

make sure to get the latest!
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:16:57 AM EDT
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