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.


Clean Up Computer

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 DeniseM


  • Members
  • 24 posts
  • Local time:06:18 AM

Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:24 PM

Hi, I'm in great need of cleaning up my son's computer
I am used to using Windows ME which is on my computer so I'm not familiar with the ways to clean
all the temporary files, history ect. I'm sure he has way too many things starting at start up also because it is very slow. The current programs are all up to date: Ad-aware, spybot, avg free and ewido anit malware and run often. Could you please direct me as to where I should start?
thank you

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 boopme


    To Insanity and Beyond

  • Global Moderator
  • 73,490 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:07:18 AM

Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:00 PM

You can look thru these 2 BC tutorials for a better understanding.

Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist

Managing your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files

Then you can download and run an excellent cleanup utility

How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#3 jgweed


  • Members
  • 28,473 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Il.
  • Local time:06:18 AM

Posted 21 August 2006 - 04:50 PM

Just a note of caution about using any clean up utility; always review very carefully each and every item it candidates for removal, else a blanket delete may result in one or more applications not functioning properly.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

#4 quietman7


    Bleepin' Janitor

  • Global Moderator
  • 51,754 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:07:18 AM

Posted 21 August 2006 - 05:31 PM

And if your going to use CCleaner, download the toolbar free Basic version here. Then read Using and Understanding CCleaner Tutorial prior to running your first scan.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users