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I can't get rid of the big red cross , it says that i need to fix the problem on pc tune up of getting rid of outdated internet temp files although every time i run the scan it says no problems detected

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If you go into my computer folder and right click on your hard drive there will be an option at the bottom of the drop down box for properties. Click on properties and when the box comes up there will be a pie chart explaining how much of the hard drive you have used and how much is left. To the right of the pie chart there is an option for disk cleanup. Select this option and after a while depending on how fast your computer is (sometimes as much as 5 mins or so) there will be a list of files that can be cleaned. One of the folders is marked temporary internet files. Select this with the tick box along with compress old files and click the ok button and away you go. This can also take a while because of the amount of files you have. Hope this helps.

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How do i get rid of all temp files i need to fix windows xp so it will run normal

Click on Start - Run - Enter %temp% it will open temp folder delete all file
type prefetch will open C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch delete all Files

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DIY Manual PC Tune-Up

Is your computer running slow? Are you experiencing lags watching streaming videos? Do you experience popup error messages every now and then? Then, your computer might be in need of a tune-up !

There are a lot of free pc tune up softwares that can be downloaded from the World Wide Web or the Internet but you never know what they automatically do on your computer. The best still is a manual pc tune up for your computer so that still, you have full control on what's coming in, going out and what's being deleted.

I don't see any disadvantages in performing pc tune ups. It's like having your car maintained for an oil change. In short, PC Tune Up is part of maintaining your machine as a painter cleans his brushes and palette after he finishes his "Obra".

PC Tune-ups can prevent virus infections that your antivirus software does not recognized yet. It also optimizes the performance of both your PC and Internet connection. In some cases, it can resolve a "page cannot be displayed" error messages. It helps you save time and money from loosing your memories and work files, for having it serviced for a wrong reason and a lot more that may result to stress and annoyance. So, without further adieu, let's start maintaining your computer.

Manual PC Tune-Up

I. Files and Programs
First step is the number one rule you might want to always remember when performing maintenance on your computer: BACK UP your important files. You may use all sorts of media (CDR, DVDR, usb flash/hard drive, etc) but never in a hard drive partition that you use with your computer.

Second, REMOVE/DELETE UNUSED FILES/PROGRAMS. As you have backed up your important files, delete files that has been idle for quite sometime. Emty Recycle Bin and uninstall all programs as well that has been idled, toolbars that crops you internet browsing and the likes.

NOTE: Leave only the active files and programs that you regularly use.

Now, let's perform a disk clean up.
Click "start" > Open "My Computer/Computer" > Right click "C:" > Click on "Disk Cleanup" button > Tick all empy boxes > Hit "ok" button.

Then, reset internet option settings.
Click "start" > Open "Control Panel" > Switch to "Classic View/Small Icons" > Launch "Internet Options" > Delete Temporary Internet Files (may vary on Windows version) from "General" tab > Click on "Security" button > reset all zones (internet, intranet, trusted sites and restricted sites) to its default settings > Click on "Content" tab > Click on "Clear SSL State" > Click on "ok" button > Click on "Connections" tab > Click on "LAN Settings" button > make sure nothing is ticked on all 4 boxes > Click on "ok" button > Click on "Advanced" tab > Click on "Restore advanced settings" > Click on "ok" button.

Lastly, let's clear all the cobwebs.
· Press [windows key]+[R] > Type "temp" > Hit "ok" button > Press "Ctrl"+"A" > Press "Shift"+"Delete" > Press "ok" button.
· Press [windows key]+[R] > Type "%temp%" > Hit "ok" button > Press "Ctrl"+"A" > Press "Shift"+"Delete" > Press "ok" button.
· Press [windows key]+[R] > Type "prefetch" > Hit "ok" button > Press "Ctrl"+"A" > Press "Shift"+"Delete" > Press "ok" button.

NOTE: Do not mind files that aren't allowing you to delete. You may leave them as it is.

II. Windows Registry
You may use any free windows registry cleaner that you can download, install and run on your computer, off from the internet. The most popular registry cleaner program, as of today, is CCleaner (free version). But if you find CCleaner is too confusing or technical for you, I suggest you use either Wise registry cleaner or Comodo system cleaner. Compare and pick only one program. I recommend for you to uninstall them after use.

III. Hardware
Dust, cobwebs, and worse loose screws that might create a short circuit inside your Desktop. For laptops, nothing much to do but to wipe surface with an anti-static cloth to clean them. De-static your body first by holding to an unpainted metal for about 30 seconds. Remove side cover panel of your desktop and if you find any of these dirt in you computer, tighten up gently or replace screws then use an anti-static electronic equipment aerosol spray to blow away all obstructions. Reseat cables if and when necessary. Place back side cover.

Perform manual pc tuneup every after 3 to 6 months depending on the loads of work you do on your computer. Enjoy!

NOTE: This is not a fix for virus infection issues.

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on Feb 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My PC seems to be running slow, hangs up/locks up on all sorts of various apps. I run defrag and clean-up once a week. What can I do to get it to run smoother?

Some programs I run on mine to optimize performance are Glarys Utilities (helps cleanup old registry entries, temp internet files) and it also finds spyware issues. I also use Malwarebytes (When I know I have some spyware/adware on my PC)...In the past I've used CCleaner (also cleans up registry and temp files). **These are all free, BTW** If you know you have a bunch of junk that you don't use on your computer, get rid of it in the control panel-->add/remove programs. If you do remove a program be sure to run Glarys Utilites to get rid of those lost reg entries and old shortcuts. Hope this helps

Jul 19, 2010 | Dell Dimension 4700 PC Desktop

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How do I completely dump everything except operating system on my desk top?

Use an uninstaller like
to get rid of anything you don't want.After loading, it will give you every program that is installed on your computer-Except the Operating System.
This seems pretty drastic,what are you trying to get rid of ?You can use Internet options in the tools menu of explorer to clear your temp files.Or
will clean your whole computer of them for you?
Well,re post if this isn't enough help?

Jan 04, 2010 | Gateway GT5220 PC Desktop

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Cant load facebook is stuck on tattoodle, when i try to get on i cant get rid of tattodle, which i dont want

try emptying all files from and clearing cookies on your comeputer in the internet properties and its should stop long enough for you to do what you want hope this helps :)

Nov 16, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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When I connect to the Internet The Norton icon in my tray turns red and is crossed when I open Norton it says my identity is at risk fix now. So I fix now but when I connect to the internet again the same...

completely uninstall norton antivirus and with proper updates once again install the anti virus ..........

there may be some corrupt file so have try to what have i mentioned .................

Oct 21, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Major tuneup

Try Downloading CCleaner and run that.
Also just go into Add/Remove Programs and get rid of all the stuff that you don't need.

Another option would be to completely reinstall windows as that will get rid of everything that is unnecessary

Also you could do a system restore through windows, and restore to a date that's close to the time when you bought it.

Jul 27, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Virtue memory is low

I wish you could tune up your PC

Start -> run -> temp -> Ok
Delete all the temp files there

Start->run->%temp% -> ok
Delete all the files there

Start -> run-> prefetch -> ok
Delete all the files there

Start -> All programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Clean up
Put a check on Recycle, temp files, etc and continue
Reboot the computer and see the difference..

Jun 25, 2008 | Compaq Presario SR1103WM-B (PC183B#ABA) PC...

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I have norton 360 and the pc tune up keeps saying outdated files left on computer but even when i run the scan it is not doing anything and the big red cross remains

You need to run an update.
This will check Nortons Site, for recent Downloads. Anti-virus definitions Files et,c.
If you have only purchased a trial version, or version has Expired. Then it won,t let you access thier database without paying.
To resolve this, you could un-install Norton. And Re-install.
ensure your connected to the Internet before attempting updates.

If i can assist further please post-here.

Mike @ compurepair.

Mar 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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you may need to clear your internet temp files and ensure your internet settings are not set too high. You can download this excellent free registry and temp file cleaner (no spyware) with free updates called ccleaner.

Sep 29, 2007 | Dell OptiPlex GX110 PC Desktop

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