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What software Vista Maintenance and General Maintenance?

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#1 tdpeake


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:43 AM

First off, I don't like vista and those poor souls that purchased a computer between the end of XP and the beginning of 7 I am sorry. Two of those souls belong to my parents who are constantly having issues of a slow computer, sticking screens, malware, long loads, etc. So my question is what are some simple software tools I can use to clean their computer and keep it in good maintenance whenever I get the call to go and looked at it.

I have them using NOD32 from eset, and I am going to take Antimalware with me on the trip. Anything else in general or special for vista?

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 05:50 AM

1) There is absolutely nothing wrong with Vista. It's a fine OS.
2) Nothing you should use to try to "clean" any system. A good av and either MalwareBytes or SuperAntiSpyware (and maybe SpywareBlaster) combined with smart computing is all you need.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 07:43 AM

Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:54 PM

Here is a link with many many applications that can be used for cleaning up a sluggish computer!!!!!


Try an online virus scanner (eset online scanner is a great one),along with defragging software also malwarebytes.

Let us know how it goes for you.


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