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#1 shortyman

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:34 PM

my computer has been running slow lately so i ran AVG 7.5, spybot, and Ad-ware SE Personel. it is running better now but is still a little slow. I saw two other programs called CCleaner and Advanced Windows Care. What are these and are they better than the other programs i have?

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:45 PM

I am not a big fan of registry cleaners; unless you are very careful about what you are doing and deleting, and have some understanding of Windows, you can do your computer more harm than good.
There are other more immediate, and safer, things you can do with greater results:


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/

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Edited by jgweed, 25 May 2007 - 05:46 PM.

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#3 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:22 PM

Hi shortyman,

Why don't you jump over here --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ and start following all of the instructions there. I'll bet that by the time you get to the bottom of the page things will be a lot better on your PC.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:53 PM

You can also take a look at Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware. Before you try Wendy's link. Her link should be used after all other less forceful means don't achive the results you are looking for, or if you suspect malware. This does not mean her link is not valuable, just that there are other steps that are less drastic available to try first.

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#5 Wendy K. Walker

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:27 PM

Hi Animal,

Hey thanks for posting that link *takes two aspirin* now all that reading is going to give me a headache but should be well worth my effort.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:31 PM

You're very welcome Wendy, far be it from me to not share "my pain". :flowers:

*Animal hands Wendy a handful of aspirin for future use. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 07:33 PM

Hi Animal,

*puts aspirin in pocket and kicks Animal on the shin* :thumbsup: Thanks for the link, looks like it's gonna make for some interesting reading, I wonder if it'll help the original poster?

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