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Old 05-08-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Installed AVG to see if it's better and on the advice of some posters. I use to use AVG but there was a conflict with Ad-Aware so when I got Comcast I used the free McAfee. The IT guys at my old job also suggested not using McAfee. Something about memory, I forget.....LOL
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You might try Avast. Also, Avira comes very highly rated.

I'd prefer SuperAntiSpyware over AdAware. I usually run CCleaner, too, it will get rid of a lot of junk from a computer (formerly known as "Crap Cleaner."

As insurance, I use KeyScrambler in case I ever get a trojan. It encrypts what you type while on online. I also have a little program called Threatfire that does not conflict my Avast or any other program.

Since I seem to be on a roll, here, I may as well say I really like my defragger, Smartdefrag. It is really fast, and you can program it to run when you want it to.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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You might try Avast. Also, Avira comes very highly rated.

I'd prefer SuperAntiSpyware over AdAware. I usually run CCleaner, too, it will get rid of a lot of junk from a computer (formerly known as "Crap Cleaner."

As insurance, I use KeyScrambler in case I ever get a trojan. It encrypts what you type while on online. I also have a little program called Threatfire that does not conflict my Avast or any other program.

Since I seem to be on a roll, here, I may as well say I really like my defragger, Smartdefrag. It is really fast, and you can program it to run when you want it to.
Is this CCleaner safe to run? I downloaded it and did analyze. Sure are a lot of files, is this what would be deleted if I run clean?
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Yes. I have had it remove over 6mb at times. Of course I spend a lot of time on the Internet doing research (and posting here), so I get a lot of crap downloaded to my PC.

Take a good look at the left side of the CC screen. Note that you can add/remove items from the list. If you want to keep your Internet History, uncheck it. Do that for any items you want to keep.

Also look under advanced and note that you can wipe the unused area of the drive. I do this every couple of months.

I have it write over files when it cleans. Options/Settings/Secure Deletion/3 passes
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Taurus, I've run CCleaner without holding back at all. If I wait long enough, I'll zap around 40+ megs. I went longer with my wife's computer one time and got more than twice that much. You end up with no telling how many temp files as time goes by.

Tek, I had not played around with CCleaner enough to realize I could clean the unused space. Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Taurus, I've run CCleaner without holding back at all. If I wait long enough, I'll zap around 40+ megs. I went longer with my wife's computer one time and got more than twice that much. You end up with no telling how many temp files as time goes by.

Tek, I had not played around with CCleaner enough to realize I could clean the unused space. Thanks!
I downloaded CCleaner and tried it on my old PC. It worked fine, thanks.
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