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Doing a little system cleaning but looking for advice

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by bryan123, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. bryan123

    bryan123 Thread Starter

    Dec 14, 2005
    Hi all. Happy Holidays. Since 2010 is near ending i decided to do a deep clean on my system like check for viruses and clean the hard drive and etc. I already ran the chkdsk utitly and thats all i did so far and it just got completed actually. Now what are some tips for cleaning out a windows 7 starter acer netbook. i think i might have a lot of junk. and also if someone could me with cleaning the INSIDE if possible of my netbook like for dust and all. and one more thing whats a good free online virus scanner except for norton or trend micro housecall?
  2. KimE_WinTeam


    Aug 4, 2010
    @Bryan - The Tech Support Guy Library has a good rundown of system maintenance stuff for your PC. You should give those a try: http://library.techguy.org/wiki/How_to:_speed_up_your_system

    Also, setting your PC up on a regular back-up is always a good thing.

    Hope these ideas help. I'm sure the rest of the crew will jump in with other valuable tips!

    Happy Holidays.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Go here and click the green icon to download and save HiJackThis 2.0.4.

    After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

    Allow it to install in its default location - C:\Program Files.

    After it's been installed, start it and then click "Do a system scan and save a log file".

    When the scan is finished in less than 30 seconds, a log file will appear.

    Save that log file.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire log file here.


    Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

    Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

    Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

    Click on the "Save List" button.

    Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

    It'll then open in Notepad.

    Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

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