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« on: June 16, 2004, 05:20:52 AM »

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Operating System Version: Windows 2000
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My computer seems to be running kind of slow.  Is there some free service I could use to scan my computer for viruses and spyware, plus any other parasitic programs?  I want to thank you all in advance, since I have had a question before and you guys were so very helpful in resolving the issue.
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2004, 07:07:37 PM »

Im pritty sure that norton (symatric) gives a free virus scan.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2004, 01:11:23 AM »

Could you please provide the link as to where I could find the symatic from norton?  Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2004, 03:24:30 PM »

I am using four different programs to keep my PC work quick.
1. The defrag program, wich came whit your PC.
   Go to start and click on run. Type: defrag /all and press ENTER
 
2. Windows Washer 5.5 http://www.webroot.com/wwinstall.exe

3. TuneUp Utilities             http://dl.filekicker.com/send/file/143396-5CM5/TU2004TrialEN.exe

4. Spybot - Search & Destroy http://shinobiresources.com/Downloads/spybot/spybotsd13.exe
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2004, 10:09:12 AM »

Hi YShabunov you could also use www.PCpitstop.com
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2004, 10:03:27 PM »

Here are some things you can do to speed up your computer:

-- Delete all temp files (c:\windows\temp\*.tmp)

-- Delete temporary internet files (c:\windows\temporary internet files\*.*)

-- If you use I.E., click on Tools, Internet Options, Delete Files, select "delete all off-line content", click OK

-- Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, Systems Tools, Disk Cleanup

-- Download AdAware, check for updates, run it and remove whatever it finds

-- Download Diskeeper and defrag

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2004, 11:10:06 PM »

Here are some links to free apps for keeping your PC more secure.
For free Anti-Virus,click the AVG link.

http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php Avg Antivirus
http://www.tucows.com/preview/213160.html Sygate Personal Firewall
http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10214379.html?tag=list Ad-Aware
http://download.com.com/3000-8022-10122137.html Spybot Search & Destroy
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe  HijackThis
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe CWShredder
http://www.trojanscan.com/ TrojanScan
http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/en/start_corp.asp?id=scan Housecall
http://download.windowsupdate.com/ Windows update

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2004, 09:30:27 AM »

I have the same problem as what you have right now, but I do not use any type of antivirus, the only program that I use is Zone Alarm Pro v5.0. The reason on why I reather use zone alarm pro is because I've found it better and a smaller file size then norton, and also its not a ram hog... the best software that I've found to remove spyware is a program that I have called spysweeper v3.0.

Cleaning up the IE cach & temp files does not make it faster it just makes it run smoother.. The good thing that I've found about zone alarm is that its both a firewall & spysweeper as well.

Window washer is a really good peice of software that I've used so far.

For sure that tune up utilities 2005 is that I've found is the best ever!!!8)
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