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Using registry cleaners can result in system corruption. Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
regular "maintenance" including advanced clean-ups, advanced defrags & registry cleans...
still seems more likely something has corrupted my system!
No its not because its old or because of any corruption. If you cannot see any tabs in Task Manager, then that means it is running in "kiosk mode" (presentation mode) which does not show the tabs or menus at the top. Sometimes this occurs accidentally if you open and use Task Manager often. To get it back to normal mode, open Task Manager and double-click anywhere within the blank (open) border area to reveal the tabs. See Task Manager Lost Tabs!
as I stated in original post my task manager has ONE TAB! Surely that isn't because my computer is old?
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Edited by herofallenvillain, 15 April 2010 - 11:11 AM.
Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:00 PM
Anytime you are connected to the net there is some risk of encountering something malicious. Hackers use "port scanning" to search for vulnerable computers with open ports using IP addresses or a group of random IP address ranges so they can break in and install malicious programs (viruses, Trojans). Your firewall should detect such attempts and alert you. To minimize risk, I wait until all my security protection fully loads before connecting. If using an always on connection like my network at work, I wait until everything fully loads before browsing.
Is it dangerous to have the internet connected during startup being that COMODO doesn't seem to startup very quickly? (possibly leaving computer vulerable until it is)
I would put registry defraggers in the same category as optimizers although they are mainly intended to compact the registry hives as opposed to cleaning them. IMO using them is not really necessary but you may get differing opinions as some folks like to use such utilities. See Mark Russinovich's write up for using PageDefrag and this article on What Does a Registry Defrag Program Do?.
You mentioned the registry cleaners can be dangerous, what about defragging them? It's a feature of smart defrag, and though you said cleaning could cause harm...I wouldn't imagine defragging it would.
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) could I run a HiJackThis log by you? I've dabled a lil, but only on a few things I'm familiar with, as I know it's dangerous as well^^ Or ComboFix, whichever you'd think better. I have both but I haven't messed with ComboFix.
ComboFix logs, where should I post them?
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