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What progams should i trash in order to speed up computer?

by Tannerico / October 15, 2012 9:57 AM PDT

Hi, I have a 2 year old acer PC and its been slowing down. Here is a list of programs that are on it (please give advice on what to uninstal in order to speed up my computer thanks!)

-Acer Assist
-Acer Back Up Manager
-Acer eRecovery Managment
-Acer Registration
-Acer Updater
-Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
-Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin 64 bit
-Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6
-Akamai NetSession Interface
-Akamai NetSession Interface Service
-Apple Application Support
-Apple Mobile Device Support
-Apple Software Update
-Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System
-Hotkey Utility
-Identity Card
-iTunes
-Java(TM)6 Update 24
-Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
-McAFee Security Scan Plus
-McAFee SecurityCenter
-Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
-Microsoft Office Home And Student 2007
-Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assisstant
-Microsoft Silverlight
-Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]
-Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
-Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
-Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable x86 9.0.21022
-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable x86 9.0.30729
-Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable x86 9.0.30729.6161
-Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable 10.0.30319
-MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
-MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
-MyWinLocker
-Nero 9 Essentials
-Norton Online Backup
-NVIDIA PhysX
-Pando Media Booster
-Photo Notifier and Animation Creator
-QuickTime
-Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
-Singlesnet
-Welcome Center
-Windows Live Essentials
-Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
-Windows Live Upload Tool

So these are all my programs i think please advise me on what to get rid of and if you have any other ways to speed up my computer please share them! Thanks!

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C disk
by datarecovery2012 / October 15, 2012 6:05 PM PDT

are they all on C disk?

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Re: uninstalling
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 15, 2012 6:15 PM PDT

That's easy. Uninstalling a program that doesn't run doesn't have any influence on the performance of a PC. So, performancewise, it suffices to simply not run it. And that's up to you to decide on. What of these programs are you running directly from startup?

Kees

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Re: Kees_B
by Tannerico / October 16, 2012 9:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: uninstalling

The start up programs are the same ones from when i first got it. Just all the Acer programs i think

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Re: startup programs
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 18, 2012 6:04 AM PDT
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So your security software (like Kaspersky) doesn't run at start-up? That's not very smart.
And you run sound driver (realtek) manually when you want to listen to music. That's uncommon.

Or maybe your answer isn't fully correct?

Kees

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That Singlesnet. Isn't the considered Malware?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2012 9:24 AM PDT

And why are folk putting in more than one Security app?

-Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
-McAFee Security Scan Plus
-McAFee SecurityCenter
-Norton (anything.)

If you want to repeat those lessons, go right ahead.
Bob

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Say, isn't Pando a malware POC too?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 18, 2012 6:11 AM PDT
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