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I want to make sure I'm surfing the best I can.

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#1 jaysnzees


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 12:14 PM

I just want to make sure I'm at an Okay or better level...

I use the latest version of CC Cleaner...I have Webroot Spysweeper, Norton 360, SUPERAntiSpyware in my tray...we have movies & music on our hardrive and I know that bogs things some.

I guess I'm looking for lesser known tips for tweaking performance.

Here is my speed test:
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I don't know what it means.

I have Windows XP Professional 5.12600 Service pack 3 Build 2600 on a Dell Dimension E521 desktop.
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#2 Bambo


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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:12 PM

You can have tons of anti-xxx programs installed but be sure only 1 is resident - or if 2 they dont conflict. Why for example Norton recommends to disable Windows Defender and Windows Firewall, think NIS 2009 does this without even asking. There should not be a noticable "hit" in performance due to setup - if so it is wrong :thumbsup: More is not necessarily better.

btw, be careful about those speed tests. A webshield/filter can screw up result, like making it way too slow or too fast. Because of caching/buffering. Well I know at least Avira can do that - Avast never did when I used that. Just saying so you dont "troubleshoot" what cant be fixed should speed not live up to promises. If you want someone to evaluate speed you must state what type of connection and deal you have with ISP - what they say about download/upload speed?, must be able to compare.

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