Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

Cleaning Spyware, Adware, and Gunkware from Your Computer

I have found that by taking these steps, in this order, I can get the best results. This is a systematic procedure, unfortunately with no screen images.
1. First, Restart your Computer and log in as the Administrator.
2. Click Start | Run, and type “%temp%” (with no quotation marks), then hit Enter.
3. In the resulting Explorer window, you will see the contents of the Temp folder. Highlight all, using Edit | Select All. Then Delete All, and confirm all are to be deleted. You might not be able to remove every file, as TMP files might be there from the start-up process. That's okay. Delete all you can, and then minimize Explorer.
4. Click Start, then right-click the My Computer icon. Choose Properties, and then choose the Advanced Tab.
5. In the center of that tab is the button for User Profiles. Click it.
6. Delete all User Profiles except the Primary User – and the Administrative User’s Profile.
7. Now, right-click the Internet Explorer icon, and choose Properties, or get there through Control Panel. In the General Tab, click the buttons in the center, the Temporary Internet Files section, and use the buttons to delete the Internet Cache and remove Cookies.
8. Restore Windows’ Explorer, and go to the Documents and Settings folder on the left side, under Drive C.
9. Click the Plus Sign (+) to expand this, then identify the folders that belong to the User, and the Administrative Users, whose profiles remain. For each one, you should clear all cookies, and all contents of the TEMP folders, and also delete the contents of the Temporary Internet Files, which you will find by expanding the Local Settings folder in the left window.
10.Farther down the folder tree for each Profile is another folder called UserData. Expand and clear out the Internet Cache too. You can minimize Explorer now.
11.When this is clean, you’re finally done.
If you follow all these steps, you will have the best chance of ensuring that all Gunkware has been removed from the system on which you are working.

Posted by on

Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC Logo

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is meant by systematic and objective approach

the words are the clue to the answer
systematic approach is to do every thing systematically
step one on to step 2 on to set 3 etc
example is -- know what is needed , find supplier, place order , pay for the order, receive the order , check the order, place on display, sell , receive payment, bank funds , reorder item
objective approach is to decide on what is required and planning to reach that objective
example -- need goods for sale, how to get the goods , how to pay for the goods , how to improve on the process
IN business it will work like this
example a CEO of a company wants to reduce the injury rate of the employees
he sets a policy that has KPI's and bench marks to achieve the end result of reduced injuries( objective )
The managers have to implement that policy and have to plan each step( systematic) of the operation to eliminate risks that cause the injuries and in the end achieves the objective of the CEO

Sep 04, 2016 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I bought .Since this tablet with them is now, unfortunately, the screen broke I .can when you buy a replacement screen. it has the serial number x1049USJYJ1409242 please could help. thanks

Unfortunately having the serial won't be of any help. To know if parts are available, you should provide make and model of your tablet. Even having this information, somteimes there is no data available on line about parts.
Now, best procedure should be to take your tablet back to store where you bought it and ask for their Authorized Repair Service

Jul 04, 2015 | Tablets & eReaders

3 Answers

How do I replace the pull rope on the TE 475 weedeater? I went to start it today and pulled on the rope and it all came out.

How do I replace my pull cord on my weed eater TE 475? I have the parts diagram, I need to know where the cord attaches and what the steps are to rewind the pulley and attach the cord.

Oct 19, 2009 | Poulan/Weed Eater No. Te475 952711797 17"...

1 Answer

Moderately cracked screen

Hello chatownmike,

Sorry to hear about your MP3 player. The screen may be repairable. You will want to contact the manufacturer of your MP3 and follow their service procedure to get repair. Or, you can take the unit into a local retail electronics store that offers repair services, such as Best Buy™. Unfortunately, screen damage is considered impact damage and is not covered by any manufacturer's warranty, so you would have to pay for the repairs.

Best Regards,
"Go Ahead. Use Us."

Jun 10, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

Not finding what you are looking for?

339 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2983 Answers

Piyal Perera
Piyal Perera

Level 3 Expert

528 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions