First replace Mcafee with Avira Antivirus. Because even though Mcafee is famous it still isn't the best and also sows down your computer. Avira has one of the best detection rates even better than Mcafee. It also offers rock solid protection that even blocks dangerous scripts. It blocks malware that even the best antivirus software misses. It's rated the best as well as a 5 star solution at download.com. Go do some research online you'll see. It also barely ever slows down your computer and has fast scanning. Uninstall it with Revo Uninstaller which will completely uninstall any software. It will even accomplish broken uninstalls. So it'salot more powerful than ordinary xp add or remove program. It cleans up left behind traces in the registry as well in the disk by the application.Also replace adaware and spybot with either malwarebytes or asquared free. Both are one of the antispyware programs available and wayyy better than spybot and adaware.
Now get a startup manager to remove any irrelevant startup entries to speed up startup. A good one that's as small as 59KB.Here is the link:http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
You can either download download the standalone version which is 34KB or the control panel applet version which installs a startup icon in the control panel, ehich is 59KB. http://kadaitcha.cx/performance.htmlhttp://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?art...1590&page=1http://forums.techarena.in/guides-tutorials/480183.htm
FOLLOW THESE LINKS AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EACH AND EVERYONE OF THE TWEAKS PROVIDED ON THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES. AND I'M SURE THAT YOU'RE COMPUTER WILL BE 300% -500% FASTER!
ALSO RIGHT CLICK MY COMPUTER ICON,PROPERTIES,ADVANCED TAB,VIRTUAL MEMORY,CHANGE. THEN FIND OUT THE ACTUAL AMOUNT OF RAM THAT YOU HAVE AND MULTIPLY IT BY 3 AND THEN TYPE THAT IN THE MAXIMUM SIZE BOX. FOR THE INTIAL SIZE MULTIPLY YOUR AMOUNT OF RAM BY 1.5. CLICK SET THEN OK AND RESTART.
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN 1GB OF RAM MULTIPLY YOUR ACTUAL AMOUNT OF RAM BY 1 FOR THE INITIAL SIZE.
HOPE THIS HELPS!!
Edited by garmanma, 09 February 2009 - 02:18 PM.