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How do I clean up the computer?


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levy1

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Thank you for this forum. I had the blinking light, black screen and went on this site to get advise and it worked. After I unplugged all cables it booted right up. I suspect the old buffalo external hard drive which had not been connected for a year or so.
Now its a little slow and I tried to hard boot it about 15 times before I found the forum. What should I do to go through the system?

I have the following:
Avast Antivirus
AVG free 8.5
PC Pitstop
Registry fix
AVS4you

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You cant have two anti-virus programs installed, you need to remove AVG or Avast. That should speed it up a bit.
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I would also recommend getting rid of that Registry Fix program what ever it is.
A registry cleaner will not increase your system's speed or performance, and has the potential to break your registry to the point that your PC is no longer bootable.
We strongly advise that people stay away from any of the registry cleaners out there.
Go HERE to get more information about why registry cleaners aren't needed.


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thank you, which one do you recommend to remove?
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I would also recommend getting rid of that Registry Fix program what ever it is.
A registry cleaner will not increase your system's speed or performance, and has the potential to break your registry to the point that your PC is no longer bootable.
We strongly advise that people stay away from any of the registry cleaners out there.
Go HERE to get more information about why registry cleaners aren't needed.


Thanks to Sari for the explanation


Thank you, I will remove. I just downloaded the Malware and Spyware cleaning guide. should I do this even if I dont see a problem?
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It's a personal preference as many here use AVG as well as many use Avast or Avira. I look at the amount of system resources a program uses and the potential for slow down with the system.
I use Avast myself and have for over a year now with no problems.
Please make sure you do the registration as it is good for a year or more. When it is due simply just reregister it.
Avast in my opinion is better because:
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It's FREE to the Home User
It Updates it's Definitions daily
You can scan Individual Files, Folders and Drives
No buying new versions every year
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^ rshaffer61,

Have you taken a look at MSE? I used to have Avast, and having only 512MB RAM, I'm not sure if MSE is lagging my computer.

It's essentially a fight between avast and MSE.
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