Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Which Microsoft Programs Needed?


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 bushkanaka86

bushkanaka86

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:37 PM

Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

My computer is running a bit slower than usual so I am trying to clean it up a bit. I noticed in my Uninstall Programs that there are a lot of Microsoft programs so I was wondering which of these I need. I have run a number of programs such as Visual Studio in the past but I am not planning to use this laptop for that any more. I basically just want to keep whatever needs to be there to run Windows only and occasional games. There are lots of programs so hopefully I can remove some. Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be provided.

 

My System:

 

Windows 7 Home Premium

Intel Core i3-2310M @2.10GHz

4.00 GB Ram

64-bit Operating System

 

The Programs:

 

.Net

-Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

-Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile

-Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended

-Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack

 

Others

-Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1

-Microsoft Office 2010 (Obviously keep)

-Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010 (Delete?)

-Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

-Microsoft Silverlight (Keep?)

 

SQL Server

-Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (64-bit)

-Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Browser

-Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client

-Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files

-Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU

-Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 x64 ENU

-Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer

 

Visual C++

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Not a mistake, there are 4)

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Runtime - 10.0.40219

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219

-Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Runtime - 10.0.40219

 

Visual Studio

-Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - ENU

-Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1

-Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 jhayz

jhayz

  • BC Advisor
  • 6,922 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:03:37 AM

Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:33 PM


Download MiniToolBox and run the program. Select
List Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.
A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

 

Reference for removing Microsoft installed products and components. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms246604%28v=vs.80%29.aspx
 


Edited by jhayz, 12 April 2013 - 11:33 PM.

Tekken
 


#3 bushkanaka86

bushkanaka86
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:37 PM

Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:49 PM

Okay, I followed your directions, here is the result:

 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version:05-03-2013
Ran by Hollenberg (administrator) on 13-04-2013 at 01:47:40
Running from "C:\Users\Hollenberg\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SFC8V1SW"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
==================
Error: (04/12/2013 02:17:59 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 13089

Error: (04/12/2013 02:17:59 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 13089

Error: (04/12/2013 02:17:59 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (04/11/2013 11:21:09 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 11295

Error: (04/11/2013 11:21:09 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 11295

Error: (04/11/2013 11:21:09 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (04/10/2013 09:03:36 PM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: The program Wow-64.exe version 5.2.0.16826 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.

Process ID: 1ae0

Start Time: 01ce36369574918b

Termination Time: 420

Application Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\World of Warcraft\Wow-64.exe

Report Id:

Error: (04/10/2013 07:21:18 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 15724

Error: (04/10/2013 07:21:18 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 15724

Error: (04/10/2013 07:21:18 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service) (User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second


System errors:
=============
Error: (04/13/2013 01:03:54 AM) (Source: EventLog) (User: )
Description: The previous system shutdown at 1:02:47 AM on ?4/?13/?2013 was unexpected.

Error: (04/12/2013 11:08:27 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The SBSD Security Center Service service failed to start due to the following error:
%%1053

Error: (04/12/2013 11:08:27 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the SBSD Security Center Service service to connect.

Error: (04/12/2013 11:07:31 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) service failed to start due to the following error:
%%1053

Error: (04/12/2013 11:07:31 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) service to connect.

Error: (04/12/2013 11:06:03 PM) (Source: EventLog) (User: )
Description: The previous system shutdown at 11:05:02 PM on ?4/?12/?2013 was unexpected.

Error: (04/12/2013 10:33:02 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The SBSD Security Center Service service failed to start due to the following error:
%%1053

Error: (04/12/2013 10:33:02 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the SBSD Security Center Service service to connect.

Error: (04/12/2013 09:18:35 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: )
Description: {F9717507-6651-4EDB-BFF7-AE615179BCCF}

Error: (04/12/2013 08:18:10 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) service failed to start due to the following error:
%%1053


Microsoft Office Sessions:
=========================
Error: (04/12/2013 02:17:59 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 13089

Error: (04/12/2013 02:17:59 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 13089

Error: (04/12/2013 02:17:59 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (04/11/2013 11:21:09 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 11295

Error: (04/11/2013 11:21:09 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 11295

Error: (04/11/2013 11:21:09 PM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second

Error: (04/10/2013 09:03:36 PM) (Source: Application Hang)(User: )
Description: Wow-64.exe5.2.0.168261ae001ce36369574918b420C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\World of Warcraft\Wow-64.exe

Error: (04/10/2013 07:21:18 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledSPRetry 15724

Error: (04/10/2013 07:21:18 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: m->NextScheduledEvent 15724

Error: (04/10/2013 07:21:18 AM) (Source: Bonjour Service)(User: )
Description: Task Scheduling Error: Continuously busy for more than a second


=========================== Installed Programs ============================

64 Bit HP CIO Components Installer (Version: 6.2.2)
Adobe AIR (Version: 3.7.0.1530)
Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX (Version: 11.7.700.169)
Adobe Reader X (10.1.6) (Version: 10.1.6)
Alcor Micro USB Card Reader (Version: 1.8.1217.36096)
Amazon Kindle
Amazon MP3 Downloader 1.0.17 (Version: 1.0.17)
Apple Application Support (Version: 2.3.2)
Apple Mobile Device Support (Version: 6.0.1.3)
Apple Software Update (Version: 2.1.3.127)
Atheros Communications Inc.® AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver (Version: 1.0.0.36)
avast! Free Antivirus (Version: 8.0.1483.0)
Bonjour (Version: 3.0.0.10)
BurnRecovery (Version: 3.0.1007.2702)
CCleaner (Version: 4.00)
Command & Conquer The First Decade (Version: 1.00.0000)
Conexant HD Audio (Version: 8.54.0.0)
Curse Client (Version: 5.1.1.730)
D3DX10 (Version: 15.4.2368.0902)
Definition Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB982726) 32-Bit Edition
D-Fend Reloaded 1.2.1 (deinstall) (Version: 1.3.1)
Dragon Age: Origins (Version: 1.05)
DVD Flick 1.3.0.7 (Version: 1.3.0.7)
EasyViewer (Version: 1.3.0.8)
EAX™ Unified (SHELL)
FINAL FANTASY VIII
Finger Sensing Pad Driver (Version: 8.8.0.9)
Google Update Helper (Version: 1.3.21.123)
Grand Ages Rome 1.02 (Version: 1.02)
Intel® Control Center (Version: 1.2.1.1007)
Intel® Management Engine Components (Version: 7.0.0.1118)
Intel® Processor Graphics (Version: 9.17.10.2932)
iTunes (Version: 11.0.1.12)
Java 7 Update 17 (Version: 7.0.170)
Java Auto Updater (Version: 2.1.9.0)
Java™ 6 Update 37 (Version: 6.0.370)
League of Legends (Version: 1.3)
LOTRO Plugin Compendium (Version: 1.0.3)
Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim - patch v.1.3.336 (Version: 1.3.336.0)
Mesh Runtime (Version: 15.4.5722.2)
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 (Version: 1.1.4322)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (Version: 4.0.30319)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (Version: 4.0.30319)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack (Version: 4.0.30319)
Microsoft Application Error Reporting (Version: 12.0.6012.5000)
Microsoft Application Error Reporting (Version: 12.0.6015.5000)
Microsoft Help Viewer 1.1 (Version: 1.1.40219)
Microsoft Office 2010 (Version: 14.0.4763.1000)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010 (Version: 14.0.4763.1000)
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Groove MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Office 64-bit Components 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Shared 64-bit Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2010 (Version: 14.0.6029.1000)
Microsoft Silverlight (Version: 4.1.10329.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (64-bit)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Browser (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Common Files (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Services (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database Engine Shared (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 RsFx Driver (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files  (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU (Version: 3.5.8080.0)
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 x64 ENU (Version: 3.5.8080.0)
Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Microsoft Visual C++  Compilers 2010 Standard - enu - x86 (Version: 10.0.40219)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Version: 8.0.50727.42)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Version: 8.0.56336)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Version: 8.0.59193)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (Version: 8.0.61001)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17 (Version: 9.0.30729)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 (Version: 9.0.30729.4148)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 (Version: 9.0.30729.6161)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17 (Version: 9.0.30729)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 (Version: 9.0.30729.4148)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 (Version: 9.0.30729.6161)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 (Version: 10.0.40219)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x64 Runtime - 10.0.40219 (Version: 10.0.40219)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219 (Version: 10.0.40219)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010  x86 Runtime - 10.0.40219 (Version: 10.0.40219)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express Prerequisites x64 - ENU (Version: 10.0.40219)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (Version: 10.0.40219)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) (Version: 10.0.40303)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) (Version: 10.0.40308)
MSI Remind Manager (Version: 1.11.0104)
MSVCRT (Version: 15.4.2862.0708)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) (Version: 4.20.9870.0)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) (Version: 4.20.9876.0)
NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver 266.39 (Version: 266.39)
NVIDIA Control Panel 266.39 (Version: 266.39)
NVIDIA Graphics Driver 266.39 (Version: 266.39)
NVIDIA Install Application (Version: 2.265.36.0)
NVIDIA Optimus 1.0.11 (Version: 1.0.11)
NVIDIA PhysX (Version: 9.09.0203)
NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver (Version: 7.17.12.6639)
NVIDIA Update Components (Version: 1.0.11)
Pando Media Booster (Version: 2.6.0.8)
PC Sound (Version: 1.11.0200)
PHotkey (Version: 1.00.0005)
Plants vs. Zombies
QuickTime (Version: 7.70.80.34)
QuizMachine4
Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (Version: 2.0.20.0)
Rome - Total War - Gold Edition (Version: 1.6)
Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008 (KB2546951) (64-bit) (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Sid Meier's Civilization 4 (Version: 1.61)
Sid Meier's Civilization V
Skype Toolbars (Version: 5.5.7896)
Skype™ 5.10 (Version: 5.10.116)
Spybot - Search & Destroy (Version: 1.6.2)
Sql Server Customer Experience Improvement Program (Version: 10.3.5500.0)
Steam (Version: 1.0.0.0)
Stronghold 2 Deluxe (Version: 1.30)
System Requirements Lab
System Requirements Lab for Intel (Version: 4.4.24.0)
TeamSpeak 3 Client (Version: 3.0.6)
The Lord of the Rings Online™ v03.08.00.8025 (Version: 03.08.00.8025)
The Silver Lining (Version: 4.0.0)
Time Stamp (Version: 1.0.0.20110121)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2468871) (Version: 1)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2533523) (Version: 1)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2600217) (Version: 1)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2468871) (Version: 1)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2533523) (Version: 1)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended (KB2600217) (Version: 1)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2494150)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553065)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553092)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553181) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553267) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553310) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2553378) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2566458)
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2596964) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2598242) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2687509) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2760631) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft OneNote 2010 (KB2553290) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft OneNote 2010 (KB2687277) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2597090) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB2687623) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector 2010 (KB2553406) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 (KB2598240) 32-Bit Edition
Update for Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010 (KB2589371) 32-Bit Edition
Ventrilo Client for Windows x64 (Version: 3.0.8.0)
VLC media player 1.0.1 (Version: 1.0.1)
Warcraft III: All Products
Windows Live Communications Platform (Version: 15.4.3502.0922)
Windows Live Essentials (Version: 15.4.3502.0922)
Windows Live Essentials (Version: 15.4.3538.0513)
Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant (Version: 7.250.4232.0)
Windows Live Installer (Version: 15.4.3502.0922)
Windows Live Language Selector (Version: 15.4.3538.0513)
Windows Live Mesh (Version: 15.4.3502.0922)
Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections (Version: 15.4.5722.2)
Windows Live PIMT Platform (Version: 15.4.3508.1109)
Windows Live Remote Client (Version: 15.4.5722.2)
Windows Live Remote Client Resources (Version: 15.4.5722.2)
Windows Live Remote Service (Version: 15.4.5722.2)
Windows Live Remote Service Resources (Version: 15.4.5722.2)
Windows Live SOXE (Version: 15.4.3502.0922)
Windows Live SOXE Definitions (Version: 15.4.3502.0922)
Windows Live UX Platform (Version: 15.4.3502.0922)
Windows Live UX Platform Language Pack (Version: 15.4.3508.1109)
WinFlash (Version: 2.29.0.3)
WinRAR 4.01 (64-bit) (Version: 4.01.0)
World of Warcraft (Version: 5.1.0.16357)
XW204E (Version: 1.00.0000)

========================= Memory info: ===================================

Percentage of memory in use: 46%
Total physical RAM: 4008.21 MB
Available physical RAM: 2153.92 MB
Total Pagefile: 8014.62 MB
Available Pagefile: 5963.88 MB
Total Virtual: 4095.88 MB
Available Virtual: 3981.39 MB

========================= Partitions: =====================================

1 Drive c: (OS_Install) (Fixed) (Total:272.37 GB) (Free:53.9 GB) NTFS
2 Drive d: (Data) (Fixed) (Total:181.58 GB) (Free:21.76 GB) NTFS
3 Drive e: (DVD_VIDEO) (CDROM) (Total:7.13 GB) (Free:0 GB) UDF

========================= Users: ========================================

User accounts for \\WANEMYA

Administrator            ASPNET                   Guest                   
Hollenberg               UpdatusUser             


**** End of log ****



#4 jhayz

jhayz

  • BC Advisor
  • 6,922 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:03:37 AM

Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:14 AM

Have not removed yet the Microsoft products? Spybot is not also needed/recommended nowadays. Please uninstall it also. What particular instance does it slows down? Browsing, Booting, Overall performance? I see you've mentioned its only a bit. :)


Tekken
 


#5 bushkanaka86

bushkanaka86
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:37 PM

Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:15 AM

Oh, sorry. I thought you meant to post the log before I deleted things. I removed Spybot from my computer. Are there any other security programs I should have besides the free version of avast or will that be enough?

 

I read through that article and it showed that I could get rid of all 3 Visual Studio files but it didn't help me at all with knowing whether I should keep all the .Net programs or all the SQL and Visual C++ programs. I was to nervous to mess up Windows to start randomly removing them.

 

As far as the slowness goes, I have just noticed an overall slower performance but I have had the laptop for almost 2 years now and put quite a few hours on it. It has been pretty bad at startup as well but I removed a lot of startup programs and cleaned stuff out and it seems to have helped some.



#6 jhayz

jhayz

  • BC Advisor
  • 6,922 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:03:37 AM

Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:13 AM

You can go to Step 2 first - Uninstall Visual Studio as all the associated software product would be remove. SQL server express is just an uninstall option but overall it will not affect anything in your computer by uninstalling these softwares if you're intending to remove them properly as provided by the Microsoft link. In relation to protection softwares, Avast/Avira are good free antiviruses. Currently my antivirus is free Microsoft Security Essentials. They are the top 3 on my list nowadays. If you want to add additional on-demand scanners.

 

Download free Malwarebytes https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware// It can be use for quick system scanning whenever you feel your computer is slow or infected. Make sure to update it first before running a quick scan. Remove any threats found.

To remove Adwares, unwanted toolbars or programs use Adwcleaner http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Run Adwcleaner and click Delete. See if any PUP is removed as a text log would reveal the deleted entries. You can copy/paste them here on your next reply.

Additional Browser protection software that I've also installed is Spywareblaster http://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html

It's manual database update comes only once a month or less so it can be run less frequently.


Edited by jhayz, 13 April 2013 - 02:13 AM.

Tekken
 





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users