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Low resources

by zena3546 / October 6, 2004 4:49 AM PDT

On my PC i have also reformatted etc. my computer is running low resources. i am not sure what is dragging it down. i am aware to go to the task manager to shut off some things or to do the msconfig thing as well. i dont want to do this everytime i reboot. can anyone give me an idea what may be dragging it down? i also do NOT have any viruses etc. Thanks

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Re: Low resources
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2004 5:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Low resources

Remember to not OVER OPTIMIZE. If you're above 50% on Windows 95.98.ME and things are working, stop. If not, look to Optimizing Windows at http://www.aumha.org/articles.htm

While you think you have the virus issue under control, some 7 out of 10 machines have PARASITES. You can see such with Adaware, Spybot, Stinger and Housecall.

Bob

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Re: Low resources
by tsranch / October 8, 2004 11:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Low resources

Go over to Lavasoft and get AdAware-SE. You're probable invested with Spy-Ware. Close, task-scheduler, Real Player, QuickTime, any messenger/chats programs your have (alot are controlled from the options/preferences menu within the program), turn off any virus programs you have except when you on the net. The only thing running should be your mouse, maybe internet keyboard, the rest are conviences and can be run/started when you start that particular program. Use Grisoft AVG instead for virus protection, it's free for personnal usage, free updates, and uses little system resources (be sure to turn off "control panel" though). Then get SpyWare Blaster, again free for personnal usage, free updates, and it stops most sites from downloading active-X files onto you system which run spyware. And with 98SE, you can easily return with 90% system resources, I've had systems with 95%.

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