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#1 DeniseM

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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?
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:00 PM

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

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/
Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/manage-temporary-internet-files/
Managing your Internet Explorer Temporary Internet Files

Then you can download and run an excellent cleanup utility

http://www.ccleaner.com/download/
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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.
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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.
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