, click on "Logon"
tab, and UN-check
+ "Adobe ARM"
+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"
The next file needs to be manually disabled and is only needed if you use multi language on your keyboard. If you do then skip the step.
To turn off just ctfmon.exe
go to:Control Panel
then to Regional and Language Options
Click on the Languages Tab
then click the Details buttonClick
on the Advanced
Check the box that says Turn off advanced text services
and then OK
When done restart computer and then:
Download TFC by OldTimer
to your desktop
- Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
- It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
- Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
- Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.
Download Auslogics Defrag
from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag
in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics
As a side note I would also suggest uninstalling ZoneAlarm and Spybot
Both have been known to use a lot of system resources which will in turn slow your system down.
I suggest using either Windows Firewall
by default or Comodo Firewall
For Spyware I suggest getting SuperAntiSpyware
Both of the above programs can be found i my signature below.