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I don't know if this helps, this was the Defrag report....

Attached File  Auslogics Disk Defrag Report.pdf   231.92KB   373 downloads
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The majority are Opera cache file, IM logs and AVG logs. Along with a few MP4 files . So all in all not a major problem

How is it runningt now ?
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Things were running well, but when I saw all the Opera cache files in the listing I sent you, I decided to run TFC. It hung up on "Stopping processes" for over an hour and I actually had to force a shutdown, as TFC wouldn't force close, nor could I shut it down using task manager. Downloaded a fresh copy, it did the same thing.

Upon reboot, I got the following message:
AVG IDS application has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If you were in the middle of something...etc, etc, etc.

and, in a separate dialog box
"The instruction at "0x7c910b2c" referenced memory at "0x02ad7128". The memory could not be "written".
Click on OK to terminate the program.

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To clear the opera cache see this page

To clear the AVG logs then see this one

Those are the most fragmented areas and clearing them will help a great deal

Let me know how that goes :)
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I've cleared those two caches using the instructions (though the one for Opera isn't for the latest version and it's slightly different now). Rebooted. Ran auslogics, still at 18%, maybe that is as good as it gets.

Tried running TFC; it gets as far as "Stopping processes" and the desktop disappears, then it locks up and I have to force a restart.

No more AVG error messages, but I am going to uninstall AVG and add Avast.

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In that case I would suggest you download Avast to your desktop from here

Download the AVG removal tool from here to your desktop

Uninstall AVG via Add/remove
After the reboot run the AVG removal tool
Reboot
Install Avast

Enter your e-mail address when you register and that is it forget about it for a year
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Ran the Add/Remove on AVG; stalled, I rebooted and ran it again, it seemed to finish and rebooted.

Now running the AVG remover; it has stopped on "Running AVG process" for about twenty minutes now.....

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OK stop it and install Avast, the main elements should have gone :)
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AVAST! installed... I can't get the firewall installed? Is it because I had the Windows Firewall installed when I installed AVAST? I've tried disabling the WIndows Firewall and enabling Avast!'s but it says "not available."

Also, last night I did a scan, Avast found a virus and recommended a bootscan; the bootscan removed a couple other things, but then found Sun counterspy.msi in one of the CAB folders and said it couldn't do anything with it.

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Edited by betctru, 19 September 2011 - 09:16 AM.

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Cab files are OK as they can do nothing until they are opened, and that one is probably password protected

What version of Avast did you download ? As the free one does not have a firewall
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I was offered a real deal and wanted some of the additional security offered by Avast Internet Security, so I purchased it....

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OK so you have AIS what error does it give when you try to start the Firewall ?

Also you would have received a file called Licence.Avastlic did you double click that to enter the licence and activate AIS ?
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It says "Unable to start firewall."

And yes, I've doubleclicked the license to add it. I've also clicked the "Insert" button license within Avast to add it again. :)

I'm running the Windows firewall since the Avast one won't run...
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Hmm more weird than weird

OK go to Control Panel > Add/remove programmes
Select Avast
Once you have done that on the left will appear a series of options
Select Repair
Select next and let it do its thing
A reboot may be required

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that did it, thanks!

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