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Slow Laptop

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#1 terencenicholson


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Posted 09 July 2005 - 07:41 AM

I have a dell laptop which has started to get slower and slower.
Can anyone please provide a list of things I need to do to speed it up.

Thanks for your help.


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#2 tg1911


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Posted 09 July 2005 - 09:47 AM

double click My Computer / right click Local Disk (C:) / Properties / Tools / Check Now...
Check both entries.

Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Disk Cleanup

IE / Tools / Internet Options
Click Delete Cookies / OK
Click Delete Files / put a check in "Delete All Offline Content" / OK
Click Clear History / Yes

Start / Run / type in: %temp% / OK

Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / Defragmenter

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

aČ free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.
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