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Need assistance on removing junk

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by philipvv, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. philipvv

    philipvv Thread Starter

    Aug 10, 2004
    I am an average user of computers but use powerful software in the work situation. (Geological modeling, Mine scheduling, etc)

    I am running XP home edition on my home PC. The system is about a year old and has over the last few months become slower and slower. I notice this when I run my investment software. Also my son downloaded a picture for a school project and it appears has managed to get some bug onto my system that I cannot get rid of. When I am on the net it activates the following website and my ADSL line goes down.


    I use Norton Antivirus as protection on my system

    What can I do to cleanup my system (remove junk) and improve performance.


  2. BillC


    May 28, 2003
    Here is a great post by Steve on using Ad-Aware to get rid of some junk. Also, go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Desk Cleanup and run that utility. This will be a start but you may need to post a Hijack This log as well.
  3. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten

    Oct 12, 2001
    I take it that you are defragging regularly? it may well be a good idea to do as BillC above has suggested and that is to go here http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html and download the prog,read it carefully to see how to post a log back here for analysis,to see if you do have any bugs etc.....
  4. neosage


    Jun 14, 2004
    sounds like you just have a bit of spyware lurking round your system. I suspect if you run spybot search & destroy, Adaware and CWshredder (after searching for and downloading updates) it will rectify your problems.

    Switch off your system restore before running these (right-click my computer, properties, system restore tab)
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