Would like some guidance on making sure my netbook is free from any unneed bloatware and running at optimal condition. I feel I have programs running in the background that shouldn't be. I also want to make sure there isn't any possibility of a virus that is some how still on the hard drive. This is the 2nd time I had to do a system restore due to Windows XP not responding once booted up. It seems to be running just fine now. So I want to take all the steps necessary to keep it that way. Its less than a year old dell netbook running Windows XP.
I've asked for advice before with great results so I now I have great help on this site.
Thank you kindly!