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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 682LINY, May 2, 2010.

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  1. 682LINY

    682LINY Member

    Aug 14, 2006

    most times i have the kid from cartridge world come over and clean it out... once a year $ 40 and he put in a cleaner program to run often
  2. Quack Shot

    Quack Shot Active Member

    Mar 14, 2006

    I wouldn't spend the money. While they may be able to "remotely" do a few cleanup operations, a thorough inspection and evaluation would be in order. Sometimes, a clean install would be the way to go. You would get more bamg for the buck that way. It should be done by a "pro" and not someone of the "Geek Squad" or "Best Buy" calibre. The first thing to do is a complete backup of anything you want to save. The next is to be sure you have all of the software you wish to reinstall AND any product or activation keys and information.

    Windows will usually slow down as you add more crapware over time. All of those Weather Bugs and other cool things will slow you down and open potential security holes. You could also have some malware, which would need to be addressed.

    You could also consider upgrading a few items if your system is older. I would limit what you spend doing it, but some additional memory and/or a faster processor might be a cheap enough venture.

    In any event, try downloading and running the "Free" version of a program called Malwarebytes. It is available at www.malwarebytes.org (Link above) Download it, update the program, and then run the FULL scan. When it is done, have it remove anything it finds as suspicious. That would be the first step I would try. Just remember to back up your files before doing ANYTHING.
  3. slowdp

    slowdp TS Member

    May 7, 2007

    I don't know about myfasterpc but I know for sure http://www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic/ is a very good tool. Also, run 3 or 4 different antivirus programs - get the free ones (AVG, http://www.malwarebytes.org/, http://www.malwarebytes.org/). The ones listed are trusted. Also use http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html (spybot). After running spybot be sure to immunize the system and run "system internals" under tools. Another good one is http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbupdate.html (spywareblaster) Blaster does not remove stuff but stops it from happening.

    ccleaner is a very good program for getting rid of junk on the computer. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    good computing.
  4. dhip

    dhip Active Member

    Nov 14, 2009

    It doesn't hurt to use windows system to clean itself either.You didn't mention that you do that,removing cookies,history,etc.etc.Also the more programs you have running on your desktop also slows it down.Some people don't realize if it's on your screen as an icon,either down in the lower right corner or actually on desktop,it uses some of your memory even if your not running the program.

    Doug H.
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