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« on: May 06, 2005, 11:40:48 AM »

I have HP Pavilion a530n 2.ghz amd Athlon 64 3200
512 RAM w/ GGorce FX 5200 Video Card w/ Windows XP.

I'm looking to have my cpu cleaned up and run a little better.  I run Adaware and Spybot...and defragment on a regular basis.  Are there other things I can do?  Any advice would be helpful, thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2005, 01:56:59 PM »

This is what I suggest you to do.

Download CWShredder from my signature below. Unzip it on the desktop.
Open CWShredder and with ALL other windows closed, click fix.


Go here and run online scans (all), allow them to delete whatever they find:

TrendMicro HouseCall
eTrust AntiVirus Web Scanner
Panda ActiveScan
Note any thing that can't be fixed
Reboot when done.

Next:

Even if you've already run these, make SURE they're up-to-date and run per instructions.

Make sure you have the up-to-date versions of Spybot V 1.3 and Ad-aware SE Build 1.05 .Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it from HERE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. All are free and available below.

Download Spybot, install and update. Then download Ad-aware, install, and update.


Spybot:

Install the program and launch it.

Go to Start > Programs >Spybot > Search & Destroy and choose Spybot S&D

Close ALL windows except Spybot S&D
Click the button to "Search for Updates" and download and install the Updates.
Next click the button "Check for Problems"
When Spybot is complete, it will be showing "RED" (RED) entries "BLACK" entries and "GREEN" (GREEN) entries in the window
Put a check mark beside the RED (RED) entries ONLY.
Choose "Fix Selected Problems" and allow Spybot to fix the RED (RED) entries.

Ad-Aware FULL SCAN:

Install the program and launch it.

First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now then click Connect and download the latest reference files.

From main window :Click Start then under Select a scan Mode check Perform full system scan.
Next deselect Search for negligible risk entries.
Now to scan just click the Next button.

When the scan is finished mark everything for removal and get rid of it.(Right-click the window and choose select all from the drop down menu and click Next)

Empty Recycle Bin

Now Download CCLEANER
http://www.ccleaner.com/

Under Windows tab check Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer, and System.
Then click Run Cleaner.

Reboot

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