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Just looking for some advice on steps to take to give my PC a general clean up its been running slower than normal for a while now and want to give it a clean up I've already done a total disk virus scan, spyware, deleted endless programs and games i didn't need, turned off all the stupid little windows animations and sounds.

Is there anything else i can do to speed up a bit?

i seem to remember having a program that would do something to my RAM so that it wasn't being used as much

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post #2 of 10
download and run ccleaner and give it a defrag. if that don't help then there will be some prog running in the background slowing it up.

What av are you using?
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post #3 of 10
Ccleaner is a very good program to use to cleaner up space and remove stuff that is not used to the reg.I use it once a week.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

Edit:magus.tsf beat me to it.
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avast antivirus and ad-aware for spyware
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post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuna-the-fish View Post
avast antivirus and ad-aware for spyware
It shouldn't be them then, they both ahve a fairly small footprint. Do you have avast set to scan compressed files as that can cause a PC to slow when it reaches large or highly compressed files.
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post #6 of 10
also check out iobit's advanced windows care. thats a good program
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post #7 of 10
Give TuneUp Utilities 2008 a try.
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post #8 of 10
Tuna, when was the last time you performed a clean format and reinstall of your operating system? Over time the registry gets bloated with entries. I'd also recommend running a defrag, that should also help out. That Maxtor 80GB DiamondMax drive could also be the culprit of your slowness issues

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post #9 of 10
i use only CCLeander and Anit-Vir. and i never have issues. altho im running vista ultimate. my PC stays stable and clean.
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post #10 of 10
Another Vote for CCleaner! Works great, especially if you use it regularly from a clean install!
    
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