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#1 freakycorpse

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:09 PM

so My internet has been fine no problems before, but in the last week its been taking like a minute to load pages where before it would have taken like 2 seconds. sometimes if it's long enough wait time it will pop up saying Mozilla Firefox cannot display this page. Yesterday I got the AVG Internet Security package and did a full scan and also got the AVG PC Tuneup. Got rid of some bad files and fixed some what others but the problem is still here. What can I do to speed up my computer. And also if I clear up some space on my hard drive will that make the internet run faster? or just my pc?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:02 PM

Yesterday I got the AVG Internet Security package

What kind of protection did you use before?

also got the AVG PC Tuneup

Personally, I wouldn't be using it...
Registry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons:

  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".
Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

befor I was using mcafee but about a month ago it said i wasnt protected so i decided to switch over

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:20 PM

In that case, I strongly suggest, you start new topic in "Am I Infected? forum to make sure your computer is clean.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:55 PM

ok so post in am i infected and pretty give all the info i just gave in this one correct?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 08:56 PM

Yes. Make sure, you mention, you didn't have any active AV program for about a month.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:00 PM

ok thank you

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:06 PM

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:32 AM

Admin note: AII topic at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic400306.html/page__p__2267763#entry2267763 .

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