Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:42 PM
Hello All -- I am following the recommendations in the 'pinned' folder for 'slow computer' fixes. I don't have a particularly slow computer, but I have not performed maintenance in awhile, so this can only help. I've defragmented and run disk cleanup from system tools. I use Counterspy as my anti-virus and it updates the definitions automatically, and scans in the wee hours every 24 hours. The scan usually takes about an hour, and it almost always only finds 'low risk' cookies which I clean immediately. The pinned folder's recommendation is to run more than one anti-virus program, so I will likely add spy bot, etc. It also recommends that I perform an anti-virus scan in safe mode. Why safe mode? I know how to get my computer into safe mode, but am not sure how to scan in safe mode. I'm sure I can figure that out. But before I 'go there', is this even necessary given that the anti-virus program already scans each night? If there is an advantage to scanning for viruses in safe made, then I will do that...otherwise...no. Thank you.