try downloading spybot from click here check updates and then run a scan for virus and such also download ccleaner from download.com click here and run the cleaner and reg cleaner
also check to see it the programs are active when you are trying to delete them as this causes problems other then that you will have to use a windows search with the file name in the parameters and manuly remove all traces of the software
thanks for the help guys - just downloaded the ccleaner thing...there just appears to be a lot of memory being used. the jounral thing and the spyware must also be part of vista so not sure what else can be deleted...will keep looking
Have you deleted the old restore points ? Click "computer" right click the "C" drive assuming that's where the operating system is, then click properties and disc cleanup. Click "files from all users" and let it calculate what can be deleted. When that's done, click the "more options" tab and click delete "shadow copies and restore points". It will take a minute or two to gather the files. Click delete and confirm and that should free up considerable space.
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