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My friend told me about some cleaner that just makes your computer faster and frees up space.. Anyone heard of it?
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Hello, Elysia. Of course I don't know all of what your friend said, but i've used a program called: "TuneUp Utilities 2007" to optimize my PC. You can do things like, clean up space on your hard drive, optimize your memory, and other things like, personalize the look of your desktop.

Well.. If you are interested you could go to there site... http://www.tune-up.c...neup-utilities/

They have a trial version, but if you want to buy it it's: $39.99

It's simple to use and has lot's of features.

Hope this helps,

-AgentMES

Edited by AgentMES, 20 December 2007 - 06:35 PM.

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There are several (free) programs/utilities that you can use to speed up your computer.

1)Jkdefrag - very simple to use. Just run Jkdefrag.exe and it will do the rest.
2)ATF-Cleaner - Cleans out temporary files and saves you disk space
3)Clean out your startup list - only do this if you are comfortable with your computer
4)scan for viruses and spyware (more information)
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Gravity Gripp, So does what does #1 actually do? I have done 2/4, and had a specialist on this site clean my computer. My computer runs very well, but I am just interested in optimizing all of its capilities.
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TCP optimizer is also a good program to improve performance:

http://www.speedguid...t/downloads.php

So is Advanced Windows Care:

http://www.iobit.com...owscareper.html

Both are free.
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TCP optimizer is also a good program to improve performance:

http://www.speedguid...t/downloads.php

So is Advanced Windows Care:

http://www.iobit.com...owscareper.html

Both are free.


Will the first one do anything to my wireless internet? I am interested in it. I DL'ed it but I am so confused on what to do with it. I am not too computer savvy

Edited by Elysia, 21 December 2007 - 03:03 PM.

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Over the course of time, as you download files and remove programs on your computer, it causes fragmentation. You can think of it as a road from starting with 1, 2, 3 and going to 4. When the road is first built, it's easy to get from 1 to 4 because you have 2 and 3 in the middle. Over time, say 2 and 3 crack and break so they were removed. Now to get from 1 to 4 it take a lot longer because there is no road. What a defragmentation does is tries to put 1 and 4 next to each other since 2 and 3 is no longer there, making it easier to get to.

I hope this makes sense.

Personally, I don't trust any of the "optimizers". I've found that to keep a PC running smoothly, just defrag once a month, keep malware off your computer, and don't have a lot of stuff starting when your computer does.

Edited by Gravity Gripp, 21 December 2007 - 07:33 PM.

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Thanks, I ran in it. My computer was already really fast, but I can tell it helped a little.
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I did this free online "class" (you don't have to sign up) and it helped speed up my computer some. I don't know what OS you have, so I've included both classes. Hope it helps you and others.

Speed Up Windows XP

http://speed-up-wind...asses.cnet.com/


Speed Up Windows Vista

http://speed-up-vist...asses.cnet.com/
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