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computer help, think i have a virus

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84CUCV, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Its a lot slower then normal and i mean a lot. What are some good sites to download some stuff to clean my puter up?? Free is a good thing to. any help would be great.

    thanks
     
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    google 'ad-aware se'. great anti virus and it's free
     
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    ill second ad aware, and ill see what my brother uses when he gets home cause we have an antivirus that we get free
     
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    OK got them. any other good ones to use? thanks
     
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    AVG + Adaware + Spypot + Firewall + (Firefox/Thunderbird) = Safe And Happy
     
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    Any links for them by some chance?
     
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    Do you have Windows XP? Here's what I do when my computer runs slow.

    I go into the control panel and go to "add or remove programs" and delete any program that I know is not supposed to be there. Then I do a system restore and restore my settings back to a day I knew my computer was running normally.

    Since I've had Windows XP (since 2002) I've only had to reinstall Windows one time due to virus infection. My computer (a 2001 Dell Dimension) is always online and I have never ran an anti-virus program on it. That's just my experience.

    Good luck in whatever you do. :)
     
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    i have xp. Do i lose things i have if i go back a few days? i dont know to much about puters
     
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    If you do a system restore the only thing you will lose will be all programs you have installed between now and your chosen restore point. If you have downloaded pictures or music files to your hard drive, system restore will NOT delete them no matter when they were downloaded.

    System restore removes programs and changes settings. I use it at least once every two months for various reasons. If your computer has programs like spyware, etc. the system restore will remove most of them. You just have to catch them in enough time that your computer can restore back far enough to remove them.

    The only time system restore did not work for me was when my computer got a bug that disabled system restore completely :rolleyes: So I had to completely R&R Windows XP to fix that one.
     
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    google a free program called "crap cleaner"... it's good for erasing those pesky temp files and other junk.. as the name implies..
     
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    OK thanks for the replys
     
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    anything else i should put on my computer?
     
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    Have a bunch of metal chicks on my puter now:D
     
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    Lets see I have avg+adaware+ and windows firewall. And im using firefox also. Is the windows firewall adequate? Searching for spybot or spypot brings up several listings any suggestions there?
     
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    thanks rj
     
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    It's not a problem, I love you anyway, so muscles, so sexx
     
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    cool thanks :D
     

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