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#51 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

I ... I kinda miss the Turbo buttons on PCs :(

#52 Posted by mikey87144 (1806 posts) -
@zombiepenguin9 said:

@krataur said:

For everyone recommending MSE, know that Microsoft has publicly stated they're not really supporting or updating it anymore. For some people, it will still be fine when combined with common sense and Malwarebytes or something, but for actual protection it's not recommended anymore by anyone.

Read more here.

I read that a few days ago.

Bums me out, as MSE is the most lightweight AV I've found. Guess we know why now.

I'm generally very cautious online (I work in IT), and have kept using it thus far, but I'm looking to make the switch to something else. AVG and Avast both score pretty high, but I'm not looking forward to something hogging resources and having constant reminders in the UI to purchase the full version.

Avast is Much better than AVG, AVG has a become a resource hog Avast is pretty light (If a Dell Demension 3000 with 512mb RAM can run it come on) and you can just flip on gaming/silent mode and it shuts up and does its job and I don't have it bother me ever or I wouldn't use it.

You can get Norton for $20 on Amazon. It's not nearly the resource hog it used to be. It's designed to be light weight and offers pretty good protection.

#53 Posted by PandaBear (1384 posts) -

If that's all you do why bother installing Windows 8?

#54 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (788 posts) -

@k9: How do I capture a screenshot?

#55 Edited by K9 (621 posts) -

@k9: How do I capture a screenshot?

Push "print screen" button on the keyboard to take a screenshot and then open up MS paint and paste the screenshot there.

#56 Edited by geirr (2709 posts) -

With better stuff!

#57 Posted by MonetaryDread (2176 posts) -

The real solution is:

  • Boot into DOS / Load a command prompt
  • Type Format c: /u
  • Reinstall Windows
#58 Posted by JustinNotJason (422 posts) -

My recommendation(s):
Make sure the specs on computer are up to snuff. If you have a computer with a Celeron processor or even a basic pentium, it may not be a very fast computer in general.
Posting your model number (found on the bottom of the computer) would help some. Should be like X55C or X54C or something to that effect.

Find out what brand Harddrive you have (My Computer -> Right Click C: -> properties -> hardware tab -> google model number (WDC=Western Digtal, ST=Seagate, etc)
Download and run a harddrive diagnostic from your manufacturers website to make sure that's fine (Western Digital = WD Lifeguard, Seagate = Seatools).

Do some virus scans (Use your Kaspersky, Download/Run/Uninstall MalwareBytes AntiMalware and MalwareBytes Antirootkit).

From there go into add/remove program (Windows Key + X and click programs and features or Win Key + R and type appwiz.cpl and enter).
Uninstall any programs that have been installed recently (for example since whenever your restore point was from).

Reset your browser (IE -> click the little gear, go to internet options, click the settings tab, reset at the bottom).
Run CCleaner to clean out cookies.


#59 Posted by Zelyre (1275 posts) -

SSD

Fresh install of Windows.

Use Microsoft Security Essentials (Whatever they call it in Win 8) as your only anti-virus.

Install Emet.

Firefox + noscript.

Enjoy a zippy fast computer.

#60 Posted by flasaltine (1703 posts) -

My stupid, slow, dirty, PC was really cleaned up and sped up after I used MyCleanPC.com. All you have to do is go there and get your free diagnosis! Then just activate the My Clean PC©®™ software and you can have the problem fixed in minutes. If you are still having issues there are live computer specialists available online! Your computer could be 100% faster. My Clean PC©®™ really works!

#61 Edited by Intro (1212 posts) -

My stupid, slow, dirty, PC was really cleaned up and sped up after I used MyCleanPC.com. All you have to do is go there and get your free diagnosis! Then just activate the My Clean PC©®™ software and you can have the problem fixed in minutes. If you are still having issues there are live computer specialists available online! Your computer could be 100% faster. My Clean PC©®™ really works!

I love the user reviews on the site, all five stars. Also, "These people go thru the computer and do things you just can’t do yourself." WHAT DO THEY KNOW?!

#62 Posted by Swaboo (451 posts) -

Just uninstall all the programs you don't use. especially those that run at startup.

#63 Edited by Ben_H (3431 posts) -

By using an OS that does 99% of maintenance, defragging, and garbage collection for me. Yay for not-Windows!

#64 Edited by Angre_Leperkan439 (332 posts) -

http://downloadmoreram.com/

#65 Edited by Mezmero (2065 posts) -

I duct tape my tower to a skateboard, take it to the top of a hill, and let gravity do the rest.

#66 Posted by Ravelle (1406 posts) -

By downloading and installing some not at all a suspicious software called " PC BOOSTER PRO 2014".

My computer's pretty fast as it is, but I re-install windows every now and then to get a clean start without tiny little things getting in the way of speed.

#67 Edited by LeYcH (216 posts) -
#68 Posted by ShadowSkill11 (1783 posts) -

If you don't know how to maintain your own computer a periodic format and reinstall will usually help the inexperienced. It is a laptop so outside of the hard drive and ram your upgrade choices are probably limited.

#69 Posted by Angre_Leperkan439 (332 posts) -
#70 Posted by Tireyo (6451 posts) -

I use three things that keep my computer running fine:

Microsoft Security Essentials

CCleaner

Smart Defrag

#71 Posted by Cubical (637 posts) -

I buy the fastest Desktop CPU at the time I build the PC (LGA 2011) core i72970x then I overclock it. Then I buy the fasted gpu and over clock it. then I over clock the ram.

Then I liquid cool it or stick it in a fish tank filled with Fluorinert

PC is faster. it has been speed up

#72 Posted by super_machine (1931 posts) -

A slick coat of wax on your mother board may do the trick.