Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:30 AM
I hope this is the right forum
I am getting our old computer ready for my daughter. She will be using it for games and music. She will not have internet access on it. We stopped using it almost 2 years ago. At the time the preformance had really gone down hill. Rather than clean it up we used that as an excuse to buy a new system. Now I want to get it running as best as possible.
It is a Compaq Presario 5000 series with windows XP service pack 2. It is 6 years old.
So far I have: cleaned the inside of the case. Deleted unwanted files and programs. Ran disk clean up and disk defragmenmter. Ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The first time it found a bunch of stuff which it removed. The second time the log shows no infections. I did the same thing in safe mode with SUPRERAntiSpysweeper. It found and fixed a bunch the first time and now is clean. I ran Avast which found four things which I moved to quarantine. The second time it came up clean. I ran ATC cleaner and finally I cleared all of the old restore points. Did I miss anything?
Since this computer won't have internet access I plan to uninstall the Mbam, SaS, and Avast. I turned off the firewall and auto updates. This is an older computer and I don't want to waste any resources on unnecessary things. Is this OK to do? One problem is everytime the computer starts I get an alert that I'm not protected. Can this alert be turned off?
Two more things pop up when the computer starts. One is RUNDLL (error loading C:\Windows\system32\kfyybcuh.dll The specified module could not be found.) How do I turn this off?
The other is the Found New Hardware Wizard. It wants to install the PCI modem. How can I cancel this and stop it from starting?
Finally, There is a HP Share-To-Web Upload Folder shortcut on the desktop that I can't delete. How do I delete this shortcut?
Well, thanks for reading and any advice you can give me.
HP a6009n, windows vista home premium SP2, AMD 64X2 dual core processor 3800+, 2.00GHz, 3G ram, 32 bit operating system, AOL