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Regularly run "Windows Update". This is on your Start menu. If it isn't, then click on "All
Programs", then "Accessories", then "System Tools". This will take you to the proper page.
Alternatively, try windowsupdate.microsoft.com (not necessary available with Windows Vista).
It is very important that you install all available security related updates, Without updates, you
are on the mercy of hackers. Always make sure that you have latest security loophole covered.
Other updates are less critical, but some are still recommended.
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Set Windows to Update Automatically. Open System: click Start, click Control Panel, click
Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. Then click the Automatic Updates tab.




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–or–If you are running Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel,
and then double-click Automatic Updates. Under Automatically download recommended
updates for my computer and install them, select the day and time you want Windows to install
updates.


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Get Rid of Cookies. These are the little crumbs that are left behind on your computer after you
visit a website. You can use any good system & privacy cleaner such as Reginout etc for this.
This step may wipe out passwords for sites you visit. Be sure you know your password to these
sites as you may be asked to enter it the next time you visit a site. Click on Start>Control
Panel>Internet Options. The second row down will say Delete Cookies, click on that. Click on
Delete Temporary file; when the little box comes up that says "delete offline," you don't have to
click on that. Click on Delete temporary Files.




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Complete Disk Cleanup. After clicking on "Start", move your cursor on "All Programs", then
up to "Accessories", then "System Tools". Click on "Disk Cleanup" from the list that appears.
Click the "More Options" tab at the top of the page, and select all three of the following:
"Windows Components," "Installed Programs," and "System Restore". Clean up all three by
clicking on their respective tabs. You may want to delete all but your most recent system restore
point as you probably don't need the others.
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Defragment your computer. Defragmenting your computer moves all your files to where they
are supposed to be. You may want to download an independent defragmenter (e.g.Defraggler by
Piriform). It is small, concise, and more powerful, than the one distributed with Windows.
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Remove adware, malware, and spyware. Use a search engine to find "Lavasoft AdAware
2010". This will take you to a site to download the software. Download and install this program.
You can also use "SpeedingUpMyPC." / "Spybot Search & Destroy." All have easy-to-follow
instructions. SUPERAnti-Spyware is yet another option. For malware,MBAM is yet another
option.
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Install anti-virus software. There are free products available for personal use, such
asAVG, Bitdefender and avast! Anti-Virus. You might also like to purchase such a product; the
anti-virus market is fairly competitive, leading to many reasonably-priced products such
as McAfee VirusScan, etc. Beware, Norton Antivirus slows down a computer more than help
take out viruses.
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Go to My Computer. Now go to tools at the top. Folder Options... View, then check the box
"Show Hidden Files and Folders" then go to Local Disk, Documents & Settings, Your Account,
and delete everything in: My Recent Documents, Local Settings History (Do not delete
everything in local settings, just delete everything in the history folder of local settings) (and
while in Local Settings) Delete everything in temporary internet files.
o   Remove unwanted programs by going to start, control panel, add/remove programs, then remove
    unwanted programs.




o   When your computer is running in ship-shape, then go to start, all programs, accessories, system
    tools, then system restore. Create a restore point, and when your computer is running poorly,
    restore it to the day.
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 Be Wary of Downloading of Free Antivirus tool, Download it from its original Site and possibly
   stick to a Popular Antivirus Program only, they are Used By Many and have High Frequency of
   Catching The Viruses, available at popular downloading site like CNET, near you. You may
   want to Download Malwarebytes, you may also want to rename the downloaded file before
   running it to say z9.exe (if your computer is already infected because some spyware will not let
   you launch a known anti program). Once installed it's recommended you change the name of the
   program (if possible) to something else before launching (again if spyware be preventing
   execution with regular name). Now perform a full scan with malwarebytes. Many Antivirus are
   also Capable Of Removing All The Adware and Spyware, Its Just a click away.
 On using Antivirus, set it to scan your computer as Frequent as possible. (If Your Not Confident
   about What you or anyone else have been loading on it, daily is the best also have remove-able
   driver scan Checked if you want to ) To do this, click "scan for viruses" then click the button that
   has a clock on next to "scan my computer". This will take you to the scheduling window. It is
   best to schedule this when you are not using the computer, like when you're asleep, as it can take
   quite a few hours to finish, especially if you have a larger computer. This will cause it to detect
   many viruses Unseen before, after you have been updating it, and be sure to have automatic
   actions taken, this will delete a lot a of spyware and adware that accumulated without your effort.
   All Available at your advanced settings.
 You can also use CCleaner, head over to Piriform's website (they make the program).
 If you are new to computers, try to relax. You are likely to get a little stressed when you are not
   sure what is going on and wondering if your data is still okay. Try to find a computer-savvy
   friend to help you.
 You can Also Use Deep freeze from Faronics, (Warning: Get To Know completely how it works
   and then Install it. Otherwise you'll Just Be Removing Your Current and possibly Valueable
   Informations). Get To Know What it Does and How It Works. Visit Faronics Website and have
   it. You'll Love It From The Way Your Computer Can Be maintained by it after your done.
 To add more Use Tuneuo utilities from Tuneuo Website. Its able to meet all your Small Cleaning
   Needs and more.
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EditWarnings
   Many websites are disasters. They are usually full of spyware that is difficult to get rid of. With some
    setups (e.g. Firefox with the proper extensions, easily found on any reputable website or forum and
    the McAffee SiteAdvisor add-on or AVG Site Checker or Norton Safe Web) you'll be more secure,
    but always be wary.
   Some programs come with spyware or ad-ware. CCleaner and DAEMON Tools are very good
    programs to have, but during installation, you have to be careful.Be Wary Where you Download It
    From.
   Not all cookies are bad. Basically cookies hold website settings. Most of the time you don't need the
    sites tracking you, but if you use a forum, the cookie(s) will save your login information so you don't
    have to put it in every time. Weather sites and other sites you enter your ZIP code for local data use
    cookies to retain this setting.
   Deleting the wrong files may ruin your computer. Make sure when you are looking for old files that
    you don't want anymore, that these files you absolutely don't need, and have nothing to do with the
    way the system runs itself.

				
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