Clean my P C

  krisspy 12:14 16 Nov 2003

Hi all
This sounds corny but.....
My mate tlls me his P C has slowed right down I suspect due to spyware ect
I know he is running XP home and has P Cillin as a virus control installed but no other blockers.
My question how to best clean a system I.E install adblockers/spybot/spywareblaster and in wich order so as to bring him back up to speed.
Should you uninstall virus checkers first or ?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:18 16 Nov 2003

click here and download the free version of adaware. it can be run 'as is'. I would more likely think that his temp, temp internet and cookie files are clogged up though. he could alkso start by getting rid of programmes that are not used and other assorted crud.


  critic-al 12:18 16 Nov 2003

you need to tell more about the pc ,like cpu/memory/etc

  powerless 12:20 16 Nov 2003

Reformat is the easiest way and start from scratch.

Install, AV, update and scan.

Install a firewall for example click here

Then download, Adaware click here and spybot S&D click here Install, Update and scan.

Then run MSCONFIG click here

...and services click here

adblocker? Go for this click here

Defrag once in a while.

  Jester2K II 12:29 16 Nov 2003

Why reinstall when you can clean...

Supercleaner click here is a great utility for clearing the crud (temp files etc) from the PC.

Adaware and Spybot can both be used but up date them first.

Use MSCONFIG as above or use Autoruns click here instead

Is PC Cillin up to date? If not update it and run a full scan.

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