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Old 05-26-2005, 12:00 AM   #1
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Well, I need to know some things because I don't know much about computers.

I have a hp pavilion and here is what I need to know..

1. What software should i put on my computer to help prevent software and etc. ?
2. How can I make my internet go faster i got broadband and using fire fox?
3. How can I clean my computer up?
4. Should I know anything else?

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Old 05-26-2005, 12:20 AM   #2
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spywareblaster: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2859.html
spybot search and destroy: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2471.html
adawareSE: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
crapcleaner: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4191.html
these are all free and great to use...just download them, install,update, and run
spywareblaster stops stuff from installing and runs in the background with very little resources.
The others need to be ran and updated at least once a week depending on usage.
winpatrol: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3380.html
This guy warns if something is trying to install to registry and also gives a good start-up program manager to control unneccesary programs from just starting on their own.
regscrubXP: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2048.html
this guy is a registry cleaner and will remove old keys and file pathes that no longer exist or are any good. This program is safe but let it find and fix as it knows the bad issues.
spider: http://www.fsm.nl/ward/spider116.zip
this guy removes hidden url files and cookies and dat files and history files that allow spyware to learn about what you do and see on the computer.It will remove password files too so make sure you know what all your passwords are.
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Old 05-26-2005, 10:58 AM   #3
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Thanks though what is good to help me fight virus and others besides the ones you gave me. I already downloaded winpatrol spyware blaster and regscrubxp.

and how do you clean up your hard drive..
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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Also regseeker and microsoft antispyware.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:37 AM   #5
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Links?
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:49 PM   #6
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Microsoft Anti-Spyware:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx

And to clean your system:
http://www.ccleaner.com/
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:56 PM   #7
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zone alarm is very efficient, i highly recomend it.
and its got a free edition.
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:58 PM   #8
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thats good but if you have the money go norton
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Old 05-26-2005, 01:00 PM   #9
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thanks

is there anything else i can do to make my computer go faster?
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Old 05-26-2005, 01:09 PM   #10
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If you don`t have more than 256 MB of memory...

then, add some more...
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