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Can I improve Win Vista on this Dell Latitude D520?


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#1 EmilyBH123

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:27 AM

I've just been through a big ordeal trying to get Bitdefender to help as they sold me a 3 year subscription to protect this computer. Now that I'm having issues and needed to uninstall it and then wanted to reinstall it they say they no longer support it.

 

Anyway, I have the free version of Avast on it and a scan it just did determined that there were issues that were "skipped" with my IP address and another "Unknown Name" , the first 7 digits of which were the same as my IP address, the next two were not and there was an additional digit. I tried to run an "mslookup" using "tracert" and it didn't work.

 

Since i have the free version it detected but did not fix 235 broken Registry items; 38GB of system junk; 2 PC problems and 18 programs slowing down my computer.  I do also have the trial version of Malwarebytes and CC Cleaner and Smart Defrag 2 says I have 196 of 298 GB of free space left.

 

Any suggestions as to what I can do to fix the issues and prevent further ones? Thanks in advance.


Edited by EmilyBH123, 16 April 2018 - 11:29 AM.


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#2 mikey11

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:40 AM


 

Since i have the free version it detected but did not fix 235 broken Registry items; 38GB of system junk; 2 PC problems and 18 programs slowing down my computer.

 

 

dont pay any attention to that garbage from avast.....

 

you are better off using a program like CCleaner for that type of stuff



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:32 PM

I agree. Only use CCleaner and avoid all these cleaner/tuneup utilities. Avast had big problems with there first cleaner they purchased from Jumpshot.  Avast changed the name to Grimefighter. It used a linux grub boot loader and put the computer to "sleep", cleaned the computer, and many times the computer no longer booted.Even after a clean install of Windows you would run the program and it would say you had "Grime" on the computer. 



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:47 PM

So should I uninstall Avast? Is it good for any protection or is there no such thing as antivirus for any Windows operating system once Microsoft stops supporting it?

 

Also is the paid C Cleaner program much better than the free version?


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 03:21 PM

Free version is just as good as Paid for removing temp files. Stay with free. I can't give any advise on avast. Vista is no longer supported with Security Updates so you are taking a chance even with an AV.

 

That's a very old computer. I would look at budgeting for something newer


Edited by JohnC_21, 16 April 2018 - 03:24 PM.





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