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dragonfire

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as a new person to internet&computers i would like some info please
some friends downloadw these on pc &i was wondering if i need them all
avg7 free
registry mechanic 5.0
registry fix
lavasoft
microsoft anti spyware
ccleaner
cw shredder
all help will be appreciated
thanx :tazz:
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avg7...keep it, a good Free anti-virus, good to keep.
registry mechanic 5.0...keep it, good to have a registry cleaner
registry fix....not sure if it has other tools other than registry mechanic
lavasoft...keep it, a good free spyware scanner
microsoft anti spyware...keep it, another good free spyware scanner (always good to have two spyware scanners, sometimes one will pick up some things that the other won't)
ccleaner - not familar, seems like a anti-spyware...but not sure of how good it is.
cw shredder - goodto have in case you come across that nasty coolweb search.

I'd also recommend downloading Hijack This, in case things go wrong, you can scan and post a log later on.
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CCleaner is OK to run as long as you make a back up when prompted

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization tool. That removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free.

Cleans the following:
Internet Explorer Cache, History, Cookies, Index.dat.
Recycle Bin, Temporary files and Log files.
Recently opened URLs and files.
Third-party application temp files and recent file lists (MRUs).
Including: Firefox, Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Office XP, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more...
Advanced Registry scanner and cleaner to remove unused and old entries.
Including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... Backup for registry clean.
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as a new person to internet&computers i would like some info please
some friends downloadw these on pc &i was wondering if i need them all
avg7 free
registry mechanic 5.0
registry fix
lavasoft
microsoft anti spyware
ccleaner
cw shredder
all help will be appreciated
thanx :tazz:

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AVG 7 Free - its a very good anti-virus software.
registry mechanic 5.0 - I dont trust it want to ever
Lavasoft - Good anti-spyware
microsoft anti spyware - its ok
ccleaner - Very good and easy to use, it was recommended to me by this site.

Edited by Tony_1983, 29 July 2005 - 09:45 AM.

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