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Try thish
if any anti viruse pogram run remove anti virusepogram
strart >control panel>addremove pogram restart your p.c.

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Www.ccleaner.com free, and easy to use. scan for issues, then use registry cleaner (the first two options). if pc is still slow, you may have some issues that need to be dealt with by someone moore knowledgable about the registry entries. (when using the cleaner, you need not backup anything as they are missing or broken files and fragments that are clogging the registry and can be safely removed).
for further help, you may need to run a program such as hijack this. save the logfile to the desktop, and copy paste it into a forum where someone can read and advise you on what, if any, actions to take.
one such group i am a member of is

http://groups.msn.com/ComputerHelpClub

some else here may also be able advise you, but i am not sure of that.

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Is it safe to download a file that cleans out the junk you don't need so your computer runs faster. Is it safe?


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If you feel you need a program of this type I would recommend CCleaner. I have used it for years and it won't install malware on your system. It is very powerful so only do things that you understand. The general cleaning button is safe and can be used without knowing anything but the other features like under tools should be understood before using. I also recommend running a scan with malwarebytes. It does a good job and is easy to use.
When installing either one just say no to the free trial. When finished with both programs uninstall them until the next time you need them so their not running in the background slowing things down.
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How to clean up start up processes


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Why clean up start up processes?
Windows Startup program will load the default programs or processes you add to your computer. The test result shows a new system only boot within 30 seconds. As you install antivirus program or other applications, it becomes very slow. Sometimes, the startup gets bloated not due to your computer behaviors. Malicious software is prone to add useless processes on startup without your known. You are not aware that your computer becomes more and more slow until serious computer problem occurs. Don’t ignore a slow start up, it is the root of Blue Screen and computer freezing.

How to clean up start up processes?
The first thing you should do is to remove spyware or adware from your computer. I prefer to AVG, it is a free anti-virus program. If you want to clean virus completely, you need boot in safe mode and disconnect your Internet.

Hok is a professor with over ten year’s computer experience. He suggest us use ErrorFix. This is a pc optimize tool which can clean up system registry entries, useless program, start up processes and junk files. With this program, your computer will be obviously improved. Just a few clicks, you can remove processes that slow your computer.

What’s more to speed up your computer?
Do not download Peer-to-Peer Download Software! Maybe you are using some software such like YouTube Downloader. These are probably some of the least likely contenders for system-slowdown but they are popular on the internet. Those kinds of program can take up memory space and damage your computer. Also they can automatically add itself as your start up.

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Why is there no change after dounloading SparkTrust PC Cleaner Pluse?


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I need to clean up my computer


Goto C: drive icon in My Computer. Then click on Properties, then click Disk Cleanup. There is also on option to clean all but the latest restore point, that saves a lot of hard drive space.

You can also defragment your hard drive which sorts all the files out so that when a file is accessed it finds all of it at once, instead of finding fragments and putting them all together. Files are not usually stored all in one but are spread around the drive, taking longer to find the fragmented bits. It also consolidates all the free space for faster writing to the drive.

You can also go in to MSCONFIG and click the Startup tab and see what programs are running. Anything in there automatically starts running as soon as Windows starts. You can dissable the ones that you know don't need to be running. Not things like Antivirus, Firewall or anything to do with Internet though.

Go to the start menu and type msconfig in the search / run box and press Enter. When you have unticked the ones you dont want running restart the computer.

You will probably get a box pop up when you have restarted saying that you have been in to the configuration settings etc. Just tick the little box on the left that says Don't show this again or whatever it says.

You could also uninstall any programs that you don't actually use.
Go to the Control panel and click on Add and Remove Programs for Windows XP, or Programs and Features in Windows 7.

If it's just got slow gradually,cleaning up usually helps a bit.

If you just want it to be a bit faster then maybe it can have more Ram fitted on the motherboard, that helps, also upgrading the processor, and a faster hard drive will help.

You can also use a little program called CCleaner whhich searches the hard drive for all the rubbish left over from uninstalled programs, unused files, temporary files that are no longer needed etc. It's a free program and very popular.

You can also clean the registry which gets rid of a lot of rubbish left in there. There is an option in CCleaner whhich will do that.

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If that did not help, you can disable your Windows sidebar. You'll also want to remove any icons from your desktop that you do not absolutely need. The same goes for your task bar and quick start menu. All of these will slow down your boot time.

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