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  1. thedancingman432

    thedancingman432 Thread Starter

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    Recently, My computer has been running slowly. I have cleaned my computers registry and done a check for spyware ect. but it is still running slowly. Videos online are buffering and playing slowly and I used to able to run Civilization 4 decently fast but now the game when i load it is stuck in the finishing screen for at least ten minutes and if it does load, the game runs increadibly slowly. I have recently removed 30 GB of files and folders that were unrelated to any of these (games mostly) if that helps. Any help?
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    How much memory does it have?
     
  3. thedancingman432

    thedancingman432 Thread Starter

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    Hard drive=50GB (originaly, 150)
    Video RAM=512MB
    RAM= 1GB
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Click here to download HJTInstall.exe
    • Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
    • Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
    • By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
    • Click on Install.
    • It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
    • Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
    • Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
    • Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
    • Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
    • DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
     
  5. thedancingman432

    thedancingman432 Thread Starter

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    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 4:05:15 PM, on 8/14/2010
    Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
    C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Security 360\is360tray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
    C:\Users\Richard N\Downloads\avc-free.exe
    C:\Users\RICHAR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\is-A6GO3.tmp\avc-free.tmp
    C:\Users\Richard N\Downloads\avc-free.exe
    C:\Users\Richard N\Downloads\avc-free.exe
    C:\Users\RICHAR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\is-HOAE7.tmp\avc-free.tmp
    C:\Users\RICHAR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\is-HPREC.tmp\avc-free.tmp
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe
    C:\Users\Richard N\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 10.10.40.1:8080
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1E8A6170-7264-4D0F-BEAE-D42A53123C75} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\1.5\NppBho.dll
    O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} - C:\ProgramData\Real\RealPlayer\BrowserRecordPlugin\IE\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Show Norton Toolbar - {90222687-F593-4738-B738-FBEE9C7B26DF} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\1.5\UIBHO.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSSE] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QlbCtrl] %ProgramFiles%\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe /Start
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IObit Security 360] "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Security 360\IS360tray.exe" /autostart
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Launcher] %WINDIR%\SMINST\launcher.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\Richard N\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O13 - Gopher Prefix:
    O16 - DPF: {8100D56A-5661-482C-BEE8-AFECE305D968} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/2009.07.28_v5.5.8.1/FacebookPhotoUploader55.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) (CLCapSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: CyberLink Task Scheduler (CTS) (CLSched) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: Com4Qlb - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\Com4Qlb.exe
    O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VAScanner\comHost.exe
    O23 - Service: HP Health Check Service - Hewlett-Packard - c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\hphc_service.exe
    O23 - Service: hpqwmiex - Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Roxio MyDVD Basic v9\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: IS360service - IObit - C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit Security 360\IS360srv.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec IS Password Validation (ISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\isPwdSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service Ex (LiveUpdate Notice Ex) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
    O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice Service - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe
    O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
    O23 - Service: stllssvr - MicroVision Development, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec AppCore Service (SymAppCore) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
    O23 - Service: Vongo Service - Starz Entertainment Group LLC - C:\Program Files\Vongo\VongoService.exe
    O23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

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    End of file - 10103 bytes
     
  6. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    It looks like you are running multiple security programs all at the same time.

    I see Microsoft Security Essentials, Symantec and IObit Security 360. Running all those together can definitely cause conflicts.

    My next question is, what are these?

    C:\Users\Richard N\Downloads\avc-free.exe
    C:\Users\RICHAR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\is-A6GO3.tmp\avc-free.tmp
    C:\Users\Richard N\Downloads\avc-free.exe
    C:\Users\Richard N\Downloads\avc-free.exe
    C:\Users\RICHAR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\is-HOAE7.tmp\avc-free.tmp
    C:\Users\RICHAR~1\AppData\Local\Temp\is-HPREC.tmp\avc-free.tmp

    Do you recognize those?
     
  7. thedancingman432

    thedancingman432 Thread Starter

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    Those are a video conversion program that I downloaded after my computer was running slowly. What. Should I do otherwise regarding my computers speed? What should I modify (remove)
     
  8. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    thedancingman432:

    The C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp folder should be emptied out on a regular basis because a lot of crap can accumulate inside that temp folder over time. It's also a good place for a "nasty" to hide.

    Stay away from registry cleaner/booster/optimizer/tuneup type programs. They do little to nothing to improve speed and performance. What they can is break certain programs and damage the operating system.

    Your computer has a lot of programs and services that are auto-loading and running in the background. Some of them don't need to auto-load and run at all, and others can be manually started when needed. A bloated startup load will slow down a computer in various ways.

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  9. thedancingman432

    thedancingman432 Thread Starter

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    Which programs should I modify. I am a minimalist so I would like one security program to start up at startup and only nessisary programs for graphics, internet and nessisary programs to start.
     
  10. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    You need to decide first which anti-virus program you want to keep and use. Personally, I would get rid of Symantec and IObit and keep MSSE.

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  11. thedancingman432

    thedancingman432 Thread Starter

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    I was thinking the same. I will use mircosoft security essentials. What's the next step?
     
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    If you're planning to get rid of Symantec Norton Internet Security, you should use Norton Removal Tool 2011.0.0.15 to get rid of it.

    Download and save the tool, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved tool to run it.

    Allow it to remove everything that's associated with Symantec, Norton, and LiveUpdate.

    After it advises the removal was complete, restart your computer when prompted to.

    Run the tool a second time, then restart again.

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    Let's see what's installed in that computer and what may need to be uninstalled, updated, or replaced.

    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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    I'm getting ready to go off-line for the night, so I'll check back with your thread tomorrow morning.

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  13. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    I'll leave you with Flav since I do not see anything harmful in your log. He can help trim down your Startup programs, plus uninstall anything unnecessary or outdated. You are in good hands!
     
  14. thedancingman432

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    Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites
    ActiveCheck component for HP Active Support Library
    Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
    Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
    Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
    Adobe Reader 8.2.3
    Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5
    Advanced SystemCare 3
    Aleks 3.13
    Alien Swarm
    Anvil Studio
    Any Video Converter 3.0.7
    AppCore
    Apple Application Support
    Apple Mobile Device Support
    Apple Software Update
    AV
    Bonjour
    ccCommon
    Conexant HD Audio
    Debut Video Capture Software
    DVD Decrypter (Remove Only)
    ESU for Microsoft Vista
    Game Booster
    Garry's Mod
    GPGNet
    Half-Life 2
    Half-Life 2: Episode One
    Half-Life 2: Episode Two
    Half-Life: Source
    Handbrake 0.9.4
    HijackThis 2.0.2
    Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
    Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
    HP Active Support Library
    HP Active Support Library 32 bit components
    HP Customer Experience Enhancements
    HP Easy Setup - Frontend
    HP Help and Support
    HP Pavilion Webcam Driver for Vista v061.001.00005
    HP Photosmart Essential 2.0
    HP Quick Launch Buttons 6.20 B1
    HP QuickPlay 3.2
    HP Total Care Advisor
    HP Update
    HP User Guide 0042
    HP Wireless Assistant
    HPAsset component for HP Active Support Library
    HPNetworkAssistant
    InfraRecorder
    IObit Security 360
    ISO Recorder
    iTunes
    Java(TM) 6 Update 20
    LAME v3.98.2 for Audacity
    LiveUpdate 3.2 (Symantec Corporation)
    LiveUpdate Notice (Symantec Corporation)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Microsoft Antimalware
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Microsoft Silverlight
    Microsoft Virtual PC 2007
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update kb973924 - x86 9.0.30729.4148
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
    Microsoft Works
    MOV to WMV 1.1
    Mozilla Firefox (3.6.8)
    MSCU for Microsoft Vista
    MSRedist
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
    muvee autoProducer 6.0
    My HP Games
    Norton Confidential Browser Component
    Norton Confidential Web Protection Component
    Norton Internet Security
    Norton Internet Security
    Norton Internet Security
    Norton Internet Security
    Norton Internet Security
    Norton Internet Security (Symantec Corporation)
    Norton Protection Center
    NVIDIA Drivers
    OGA Notifier 2.0.0048.0
    Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2.4
    Portal
    QuickTime
    RealPlayer
    RealUpgrade 1.0
    Rhapsody
    Rhapsody Player Engine
    Roll
    Roxio Activation Module
    Roxio Creator Audio
    Roxio Creator Basic v9
    Roxio Creator Copy
    Roxio Creator Data
    Roxio Creator EasyArchive
    Roxio Creator Tools
    Roxio Express Labeler 3
    Roxio MyDVD Basic v9
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2277947)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB969559)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB976321)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB982312)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB982331)
    Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
    Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB982308)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 (KB979441)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB982158)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (972581)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB974234)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB2251419)
    Sid Meier's Civilization 4
    Smart Defrag
    Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
    Steam
    Supreme Commander
    SymNet
    Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
    Team Fortress 2
    Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Help for Common Features (KB963673)
    Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help (KB963678)
    Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB980729)
    Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help (KB963670)
    Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 Help (KB963669)
    Update for Microsoft Office Script Editor Help (KB963671)
    Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help (KB963665)
    VDownloader 2.7.322
    Video Download Studio 3.3.5
    Video mp3 Extractor
    VLC media player 1.0.1
    Vongo
    YouTube Downloader 2.5.4

    What are the programs that I need? The rest I could decide if I want them to start up right?
     
  15. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Uninstall these programs because they're not needed or are outdated or are dangerous to use:

    Adobe Reader 8.2.3

    Advanced SystemCare 3

    Apple Software Update

    HP Total Care Advisor

    IObit Security 360

    LiveUpdate 3.2 (Symantec Corporation)

    LiveUpdate Notice (Symantec Corporation)


    (Note: The Norton Removal Tool should remove the above 2 entries during the removal of Norton Internet Security)

    Norton Confidential Browser Component

    Norton Confidential Web Protection Component

    Norton Internet Security (Symantec Corporation)

    Norton Protection Center


    (Note: The Norton Removal Tool should remove the above 4 entries during the removal process)

    RealPlayer

    RealUpgrade 1.0

    Rhapsody

    Rhapsody Player Engine


    (Note: This is part of the bloatware that comes with new computers. Unless you actually use RealPlayer and Rhapsody, uninstall them)

    Smart Defrag

    If you're prompted to restart your computer to complete the uninstall of any of them, do so. If you receive a warning that some programs may stop working if you uninstall any of the above, ignore the warning. After they've all been uninstalled, restart your computer again.

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    Download and save these programs:

    Foxit Reader 4.1.1.0805

    (Note: It's a better and faster replacement for Adobe Reader 9.3.3 for viewing and printing PDF documents)

    Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0.21(6 Update 21)

    (Note: This will update Java(TM) 6 Update 20) that's currently installed.

    After they're both downloaded and saved, close all open windows, then install them both.

    Uncheck annd decline to install the extra crap they offer.

    After they're both installed, restart your computer.

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