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Thread: My home computer is running S...L...O...W It needs a "tune up" I guess?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Ludwig View Post
    What would you recommend for the best free firewall out there??? I just gave up on Zone Alarm as it was causing problems... BTW...I'm still holding on to Win2000...
    Free? Sorry, you get what you pay for. I use Norton 360 and I get a 100% clean bill of health from Gibson Research: ----> Shields Up!

    PS -- don't try McAfee's 10-in-1 protection suite with a PC running MS Windows Vista O/S ..... it'll crash on installation and cause your PC to go into an endless reboot cycle.

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    1. Open Internet Explorer, Click TOOLS. Click OPTIONS. Click DELETE TEMP INTERNET FILES. When that's finished after about 5 minutes click DELETE COOKIES. You'll have to renter all your passwords for sites like LGK so make sure you have them written down (or heck, they'll e-mail you your password if necessary).

    2. Uninstall Windows Media Player 11 if you have it installed (it's a memory/video card/bandwidth hog .... a huge hog). It will rollover back to MP 10 which doesn't have the little pretty pictures of all the albums but at least loads immediately (and isn't a hog!!!!!).

    3. Defrag the hard drive.

    4. Free anti-virus programs I recommend: Ad Aware SE Personal from LavaSoft and SpyBot.
    Last edited by Winsomemore; July 4th, 2007 at 07:31 AM.

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    If you don't mind re-installing the programs you use, re-installing Windows usually does wonders for me. You won't lose data, but you'll have to re-install your programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah View Post
    The only thing I hate about AVG is that you can't control when it scans. It just scans every time you boot up, and you can't schedule anything.
    Not true at all.
    Last edited by Rebar71; September 16th, 2009 at 01:37 PM.

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