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Beginner basic info that a beginner needs to know... like the use of msconfig, putting virus protection and the likes,

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  • kresta_marie Feb 09, 2009

    i need more info that i must know....

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Basics for beginners

  1. Stay away from msconfig
  2. Free virus protection with firewall =Comodo firewall suite,Spybot search and destroy.
  3. Free junk file Cleaner = CCleaner
  4. Free registry cleaner = Regscrub xp
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    Randy Hough Feb 09, 2009

    If you can post a list of your questions,I will answer each one,But "more info" doesn't really tell me what you want or need to learn.

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MSCONFIG allows you to stop programs from starting up when you boot up your computer to windows. This is good cause it will allow your computer to run quicker and more efficient cause less memory will be used. Virus protection is important cause it protects your files and Operating System from corrupting on you due to infections from spyware, malware, trojans, viruses, etc. A good free one if you don't have Mcafee or Norton is AVG and its free on the internet from: free.avg.com

Everybody has different opinions on what anti-virus program is good so decide for yourself which way you want to go. Hope this helps.

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