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#1 liftmanj

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:13 PM

When I use Windows Explorer, it keeps freezing up on me. Sometimes it maxes out my system resources at 99%. I use AdAware, registry mechanic and spybot. What else should I do to clean up or speed up my system?

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 03:02 PM

What is your Operating System (XP Home, XP Pro)?
How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have)?
How much free space do you have on your harddrive (double click My Computer / right click C: drive / select Properties / under the General tab, Free Space) ?
How long have you had this problem?
What have you done to try and correct this problem?
Have you installed any new hardware/software recently?
What were you doing when this problem first started?
Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Were there any error messages?
What was the exact error message?
Give all of the details you can think of.

Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

In addition to Ad-Aware and Spybot, you should also run these programs:
(They're all free.)
aČ free
ewido security suite

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

Download these programs, update them, and then run them.
These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Helpful Tutorials:
Using Spybot
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido
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#3 liftmanj

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 11:37 PM

What is your Operating System (XP Home, XP Pro)?XP Home
How much RAM do you have? 1G
How much free space do you have on your harddrive? 22G
How long have you had this problem? 6 months
What have you done to try and correct this problem? just the programs mentioned earlier.
Have you installed any new hardware/software recently? not that I can think of
What were you doing when this problem first started? don't know
Have you updated, and run your antivirus? yes
Were there any error messages? no
What was the exact error message?

I'm mainly interested in programs that kind of check out your system and look for inconsitencies. I'm going to try some that you listed but I'm having problems d/l them.




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