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Re: Computer has been running weird.

Post by Restricted on Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:26 am

DragonMaster Jay wrote:Software recommendations

Firewall

  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: the free version is just as good as the premium. I have linked you to the free version.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: the free version is just as good as the premium. I have linked you to the free version. The optional security suite enhances the firewall by 40% increase. If you would like to install the suite that includes antivirus, then remove your old antivirus first.
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]: free and excellent firewall.


AntiSpyware

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    SpywareBlaster is a program that prevents spyware from installing on your computer. A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster may be found [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
  • [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.].
    Spybot - Search & Destroy is a spyware and adware removal program. It also has realtime protection, TeaTimer to help safeguard your computer against spyware. (The link for Spybot - Search & Destroy contains a tutorial that will help you download, install, and begin using Spybot).

Do you recommend I get all these, or only 1?
If only 1, which do you prefer?

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Re: Computer has been running weird.

Post by Dr Jay on Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:40 am

Hi

I have an idea... an alternative to Security Check would be an Uninstall List.

Please get an uninstall list from HijackThis by doing the following:
  • Open HijackThis, click Config, click Misc Tools
  • Click "Open Uninstall Manager"
  • Click "Save List" (generates uninstall_list.txt)
  • Click Save, copy and paste the results in your next post.


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Re: Computer has been running weird.

Post by Restricted on Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:47 am

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Re: Computer has been running weird.

Post by Dr Jay on Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:06 pm

With the current load you have, go with PC Tools Firewall Plus, and both SpyBot and SpywareBlaster. Those would be a good idea.

As long as you have one firewall, one antivirus, and one antispyware - you are in good shape to stay safe from viruses and spyware.

A couple more recommendations:
1. Remove Ask Toolbar via Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs
2. Remove these extra unneeded Java entries:
Java(TM) 6 Update 6
Java(TM) 6 Update 7
Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 13
Java(TM) SE Development Kit 6 Update 6

Since you have Update 16 (the latest) and its DEV kit, the other versions are unnecessary. Having the unnecessary entries is a risk, and takes up too much disk space. Smile

Does this solve the issues you were having?


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Re: Computer has been running weird.

Post by Restricted on Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:36 am

Computer has been running smoothly.
Thanks a lot! Smile

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Re: Computer has been running weird.

Post by Dr Jay on Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:49 am

You are welcome.


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