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Old 12-15-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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Hello jwilbeck and Welcome to TSF. In order for us to help you we will need more info. Explain more clearly what exactly is happening with your computer and please give your computer specs.
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Has the computer been experiencing pop-ups lately, or abnormal behavior? If so:

Follow the steps in this link: (Updated!) IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log and post your results in the Hijackthis Log Help Forum. Follow the steps to the best of your ability and if you have an issue with one of the steps then include information on it with your new topic. Please give time as our analysts are very busy working with cases and other forum things.

If not, you can try this:

It has come to my attention that you may be experiencing difficulties with your speed or space so here is a list created of things to do. The first program I would like you to download is CCleaner which cleans your system of all unnecessary files. I would like you to install CCleaner and make the main page look like this:



After setting these options click " Run Cleaner".

Then go to the Registry Tab and click scan for issues. Click yes and save a backup of your Registry and then click Fix All.

After doing the CCleaner work I would like you go to if you are using XP:
  • Start
  • Run
  • Type in MSconfig and click Ok

If you are using Vista I would like you to go to:
  • Vista Start Globe
  • In the search bar type in MSconfig and hit the Enter Key

After doing so I would like you to go to the Startup Tab and untick (uncheck) anything that you believe is not needed for startup. REMEMBER, if you do not know what you are unchecking don't uncheck it. Go to Google and look up the start up process or exe file. After you are done with this tab, I would like you to go to the Services Tab and check Hide All Microsoft Services. Then check what you believe is unnecessary, but also REMEMBER, if you do not know what it is, DON'T touch it.

Lastly, I would like you to download a program called Auslogics Disk Defrag. I would like then like you to run it on all local hard drives and partitions. Afterwards you will have a much cleaner, better working system.
 
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