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computer clean up

i bought my pc in december and want to give it a spring clean so to speak.i got free spyware antivirus and pop up blocker with my isp package.i empty temp files weekly. but i download a lot of free software programmes to try off download. com, then remove them if i dont like them.what i need to know do i need to run any other spyware removers like spybot s&d. and does my hard disc need defragging yet,and will there be a lot of useless registry entries that need removing and what with. i also have c cleaner should i run that programme before defrag.ihave a dell dimensions E520 media centre
with 1004 duel core and 160 hdd.

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Suggestion.,.

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Yes, it's usually a good idea to run other antispyware programs as well as the one you have.. On a Windows XP computer, I use the ones listed below. Other folks use their favorites as well. I choose to run manual scans with each one about once a month.

Ad-Aware">http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad-aware_se_personal.php]Ad-Aware

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computer clean up

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thanks very much, wil give everything a go this evening before switch off, again thanks.

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Computer Clean Up as a Shut Down Procedure..

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I most times use the exact same Sign-Off(internet)and Shut Down(PC)..procedure..
1./Sign Off the Internet useing the Sign-Off(Button)in MSN
2./then use the DISK CLEAN UP for Windows XP(Accessories)System Tools
3./Administrative TOOLS-Event Viewer-Clear all Files(Save-NO)
4./Start Menu..Right Click(Properties)CUSTOMIZE-Clear LIST..ADVANCED
...CLEAR LIST(unCheckBOX)List Recently Opened Files..
5./Set Program Access and Defaults..
....................................that helps alot..
But then I need to use the XP-Security Center at some point..
In Internet OPTIONS..I must re-do all the configurations or settings..
They seem to not really hold their values..
..
I also Re-Install my msn.com CD at least every other week..
If I don't DELETE the MSN-messenger that takes about 10-minutes..
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and I restrict my Internet surfing..because I don't really pick-up junky stuff that way..
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and then I Archive so my PC is just running w/less Documents.

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