When I check the task manager, the CPU Usage jumps around from about 2% to 100% at random intervals.
Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Ewido can't find anything on my computer.
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Edited by SuperSam, 18 April 2006 - 03:02 PM.
Edited by POC Computer, 18 April 2006 - 08:48 PM.
Registry errors are cause by programs that you uninstall. They never completely clean up after themselves, so they leave behind registry "errors" and other files. These usually are harmless, but as the junk accumulates, that's when problems arise. There is no way to prevent the junk, unless you stop installing/uninstalling programs. But you can remove the junk every now and then with CCleaner. I can show you how to do that.
Things seem to be running much more quickly. I am going to wait a day before closing this topic to make sure that the CPU problem is fixed. There were apparently lots of errors in my registry so my first question is How does this happen and how do I prevent it?
It means that Norton is a resource hog. This is nothing new. Norton is not as good as it use to be, and tends to "take over" your computer, depending on which version and what features you have. You can fix it by switching to a different anti-virus. If you are looking for a good free one, I recommend Avast. However, if your computer seems fine, even with Norton being a hog, I would keep it until the subscription runs out, and then switch to Avast.
Next, the System Advisor said that my Systemantic Antivirus was using an abnormal amount of memory. What does this mean and how do I fix it?
Remove Tune-up, since it is a trial. It can be reused later 1 more time if you need it. Keep CCleaner and use it weekly. This will help keep your computer free of junk. I will teach you how to use the registry cleaning section of CCleaner:
Finally, should I remove all of the programs that you had me download to access/ fix my problems?
Not quite sure what you mean here...
After removing the program, how do I remove the setup icon from my memory?
Always glad to lend a hand
Thank you again for your quick responses and dedication to my problem! As a poor college student, I can not give what I would like, but I will spare what I can.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 20 April 2006 - 03:10 PM.
Edited by POC Computer, 20 April 2006 - 07:05 PM.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 20 April 2006 - 08:46 PM.
Edited by POC Computer, 21 April 2006 - 11:17 AM.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 21 April 2006 - 11:50 AM.
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