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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Outdacell, Jan 18, 2007.

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  1. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    How is the performance? You said it was freezing. Is that still happening?
     
  2. Outdacell

    Outdacell Thread Starter

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    Oh that it rarely does it now but what about speed can you help me speed up my computer?

    Oh and befor its too late i want to thank you for all of your help
     
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Do you defrag regularly and delete your temporary files?

    You have too many applications running at startup so once you reduce those you should have faster speeds.


    Now you should turn system restore off to flush out all previous system restore points, then turn it back on and create a new restore point:

    To turn off system restore, on the Desktop, right click on My Computer and click on Properties.
    Click the System Restore tab.
    Check Turn off System Restore.
    Click Apply and then click OK.

    Restart your computer, turn System Restore back on and create a restore point.

    To create a new restore point, click on Start – All Programs – Accessories – System Tools and then select System Restore.

    In the System Restore wizard, select Create a restore point and click the Next button.

    Type a name for your new restore point then click on Create.


    I also recommend downloading SPYWAREBLASTER for added protection.

    Read here for info on how to tighten your security.



    Delete your temporary files:

    In safe mode navigate to the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Open the Temp folder and go to Edit - Select All then Edit - Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

    Go to Start - Run and type %temp% in the Run box. The Temp folder will open. Click Edit - Select All then hit Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder.

    Finally go to Control Panel - Internet Options. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files". Put a check by "Delete Offline Content" and click OK (this option does not exist in IE7). Click Apply then OK.

    Empty the recycle bin.

    You should trim down your start-ups as there are too many running. You can research them at these sites and if they aren’t required at start-up then you can uncheck them in msconfig via Start - Run - type msconfig click OK and then click on the start-up tab.

    http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/
    http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/index.php
     
  4. Outdacell

    Outdacell Thread Starter

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    thanks its a lot better now thank you cookiegal very much
     
  5. Cookiegal

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    It's my pleasure. :)
     
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