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StopBadware.org released a badware alert about PC SpeedScan Pro today:
We find that PC SpeedScan Pro is badware because it does not disclose the fact that it installs additional "Performance Center" software and fails to remove this software when PC SpeedScan Pro is uninstalled, and because it repeatedly displays notifications that exaggerate the performance impact of various ‘errors’ found on users’ computers, in order to induce users to purchase the full version of the software.
The software was distributed via a website called finallyfast.com.
We attempted to contact the software publisher, Ascentive, via e-mail, but we did not receive a response.
We currently recommend that users do not install PC SpeedScan Pro, unless users are comfortable with the behaviors we have identified or until the application is updated to be consistent with the recommendations made in this alert.

I had been hearing a lot of good things about the Ascentive Software release of PC SpeedScan Pro. It claims to get those gigabytes of data you have accumulated straightened out and get your computer running like new again. PC SpeedScan claims to fix registry errors that can make your computer slow while it sorts through the errors as you are accessing your programs and files. Apparently it does not work too well. See our recommended computer optimization programs here.
After hearing some of the complaints about the Ascentive software, you may want to stick with computer optimization programs that have stood the test of time. Here are some good reviews on SpeedUpMyPC 2009, TuneUp Utilities 2008, and Optimize 2.0 - definitely worth a look!

I would personally recommend ncleaner. It has been my hands-down champion for months now.

Trust me Albert, stay away from the ascentive con-artist program. ncleaner will clean up your machine, and I also recommend you scan with Spybot, as Ascentive might have dumped some cookies on yr machine.

Good Luck and Season's Greetings!

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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Can u help me get rid of my pc running slow please?? i am losing it


Run Disk Cleanup

When PC is full of junk content or trash files it start performing slowly. To speed up your computer you need to delete all the trash data from your system. You can clean your PC using Windows pre-installed tool Disk Cleanup. To run Disk Cleanup follow the steps below:

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  2. Type Disk Cleanup in search
  3. Press Enter
  4. Select the drive which you want to scan and click OK
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  6. Click OK then Yes

NOTE: Follow above steps to clean all drives one by one

Run Disk Checkup

System full of errors also affects the speed of computer. You can speed up your slow computer by running Disk Checkup for detecting and removing errors. To do so follow the steps below:

  1. Open My Computer
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  3. Click on Properties
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  6. Select the options and click on Start

Run Disk Defragmenter

Due to huge transfer of data fragmentation occurs in Windows operating system. This also results in slow PC performance. Running disk defragmentation remove fragmentation and allow you to access data quickly. To run it follow the steps given below:

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  3. Press Enter
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Clean System from Virus

Computer infected by any malicious application also runs slow. In this case you have to download and install reliable antivirus program with up to date virus database. Run a complete PC scan and remove all the viruses detected by the program.

Repair Registry Errors

Windows registry keeps on storing information about programs installed on PC in form of keys. Corrupt registry keys cause a computer to run slow. In order to fix this issue and speed up your computer you need to install a System Utilities program which includes Registry Cleaner and PC Optimizer feature. These tools will allow you to boost your computer performance.

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Manual Removal:
1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on keyboard to stop process associated to "Windows Scan". When Windows Task Manager opens, go to Processes Tab and find and end the following process:
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2. You need to update your installed antivirus application to have the latest database.
3. Thoroughly scan the computer and any detected threats must be removed. If removal is prohibited, it is best to quarantine the infected item. Manually locating and deleting of malicious files should also be performed. Please see files below that are related to Windows Scan Virus.
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My desktop boot time, and the time to access the WEB have slowed considerably. The shut-down has also increased and sometimes the system doesn't even shut down. I've been told to get a "clean and scrub",...


Be sure to have anti-virus/anti-spyware installed. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free option (just released a month ago or so). Perform a full scan.

Download and install CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com) use default settings (for amateurs) and chooser RUN in the bottom right corner. Then go to the Registry tab (top left) and, leaving all options checked, Scan for Issues. Create a backup before you fix the problems it finds (it will prompt you).

Unless you have a hardware issue (lack of RAM, etc.) this should help to speed you up considerably.

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Do you have any software installed from this company: http://www.ascentive.com/ ?
If so, remove it from your system, using add/remove programs. It is crapware. See this link. and this link.
Then I recommend you download an antimalware program for your system and scan it to check for other possible problems. Unfortunately, most of my recommendations won't work on your system. SAS is very highly regarded, even for newer systems, and available here. You could also try this or this. Both are excellent companies. I'm not sure the BOClean download will work for Win98 any longer, as they just recently discontinued it as a standalone app and you must now install internet security. If you do so, make sure to leave the AV portion turned off so it doesn't conflict with your current av.
Anyway, choose one and run a scan to check for other problems, and remove any that are found.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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I cannt speed up my pc and browser and downloading


I say defrag,disk cleanup, and removing unwanted programs will help you.Also try TweakXP a great software for optimising performance.Try stopping some startup programs and remove programs that use internet.

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I need to re install my ascentive performance center


StopBadware.org released a badware alert about PC SpeedScan Pro today:
We find that PC SpeedScan Pro is badware because it does not disclose the fact that it installs additional "Performance Center" software and fails to remove this software when PC SpeedScan Pro is uninstalled, and because it repeatedly displays notifications that exaggerate the performance impact of various ‘errors’ found on users’ computers, in order to induce users to purchase the full version of the software.
The software was distributed via a website called finallyfast.com.
We attempted to contact the software publisher, Ascentive, via e-mail, but we did not receive a response.
We currently recommend that users do not install PC SpeedScan Pro, unless users are comfortable with the behaviors we have identified or until the application is updated to be consistent with the recommendations made in this alert.

I had been hearing a lot of good things about the Ascentive Software release of PC SpeedScan Pro. It claims to get those gigabytes of data you have accumulated straightened out and get your computer running like new again. PC SpeedScan claims to fix registry errors that can make your computer slow while it sorts through the errors as you are accessing your programs and files. Apparently it does not work too well. See our recommended computer optimization programs here.
After hearing some of the complaints about the Ascentive software, you may want to stick with computer optimization programs that have stood the test of time. Here are some good reviews on SpeedUpMyPC 2009, TuneUp Utilities 2008, and Optimize 2.0 - definitely worth a look!

I would personally recommend ncleaner. It has been my hands-down champion for months now.

Trust me Albert, stay away from the ascentive con-artist program. ncleaner will clean up your machine, and I also recommend you scan with Spybot, as Ascentive might have dumped some cookies on yr machine.

Good Luck and Season's Greetings!

Chris (ziraffa)

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