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Everyone wants a fast, clean and secure computer.
The bare Minimum you will need are...
Anti-Virus software (AVG free or microsoft security essentials)
AntiMalware software (Malwarebytes is my favorite)
System cleanup software (CCleaner is great)
Software Firewall for windows xp (vista/7's firewall is much improved)
But you may like to use one anyway(Comodo/pctools)

You may also like a seperate defrag program. Auslogics is great and fast.
I use both I.E and firefox browsers, but Firefox is the most secure of the 2.

Download what programs you need and install
Boot into safe mode with networking (to allow updates) F8 on boot up
Go into system restore and turn it off (lots of nasties can hide there) you can get to it thru start/programs/accessories/system tools)
Update and fully scan with antivirus and then antimalware programs
Make full use of CCleaner. Run cleaner. run registry cleaner, go to tools menu and uninstall everything you really dont need, click on startup and delete everything not needed.(if unsure google the entry and look for advice on if it is needed)
At the moment i only have these programs in my startup folder. Antivirus/sound card/graphics card... and thats it.

Hopefully this will keep you safe and secure, you may if you wish turn the system restore back on.

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can avast antivirus 6.0 harm my pc? i want to download a free anti virus, which one is the best?


Avast is a very good antivirus software.
Although there are alternatives like Avira I personally use and recommend Avast.

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my desktop is running slow even when I clean cookies and i have not installed any software. what else can be wrong?


LOTS...
You computer can get bloated with programs starting when your PC boots.
Try this little guide
Everyone wants a fast, clean and secure computer.
The bare Minimum you will need are...
Anti-Virus software (AVG free or microsoft security essentials)
AntiMalware software (Malwarebytes is my favorite)
System cleanup software (CCleaner is great)
Software Firewall for windows xp (vista/7's firewall is much improved)
But you may like to use one anyway(Comodo/pctools)

You may also like a seperate defrag program. Auslogics is great and fast.
I use both I.E and firefox browsers, but Firefox is the most secure of the 2.

Download what programs you need and install
Boot into safe mode with networking (to allow updates) F8 on boot up
Go into system restore and turn it off (lots of nasties can hide there) you can get to it thru start/programs/accessories/system tools)
Update and fully scan with antivirus and then antimalware programs
Make full use of CCleaner. Run cleaner. run registry cleaner, go to tools menu and uninstall everything you really dont need, click on startup and delete everything not needed.(if unsure google the entry and look for advice on if it is needed)
At the moment i only have these programs in my startup folder. Antivirus/sound card/graphics card... and thats it.

Hopefully this will keep you safe and secure, you may if you wish turn the system restore back on.

Aug 13, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have too many errors on my lap top and i need to clean them up or my computer will crash. i am looking for a free error fixer.


Well you are in luck, there are plenty of good free programs. I have written a little guide, I hope it helps

Everyone wants a fast, clean and secure computer.
The bare Minimum you will need are...
Anti-Virus software (AVG free or microsoft security essentials)
AntiMalware software (Malwarebytes is my favorite)
System cleanup software (CCleaner is great)
Software Firewall for windows xp (vista/7's firewall is much improved)
But you may like to use one anyway(Comodo/pctools)

You may also like a seperate defrag program. Auslogics is great and fast.
I use both I.E and firefox browsers, but Firefox is the most secure of the 2.

Download what programs you need and install
Boot into safe mode with networking (to allow updates) F8 on boot up
Go into system restore and turn it off (lots of nasties can hide there) you can get to it thru start/programs/accessories/system tools)
Update and fully scan with antivirus and then antimalware programs
Make full use of CCleaner. Run cleaner. run registry cleaner, go to tools menu and uninstall everything you really dont need, click on startup and delete everything not needed.(if unsure google the entry and look for advice on if it is needed)
At the moment i only have these programs in my startup folder. Antivirus/sound card/graphics card... and thats it.

Hopefully this will keep you safe and secure, you may if you wish turn the system restore back on.

Aug 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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