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Old 02-25-2006, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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the last couple of days my computer has been rreally bad at playing games online, but my ping is really low. what should i do?

stupid question: how do you defrag your computer?
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Defragmenter.

Check for spyware, adware.
End unneeded processes.
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how do i check for syware/adware?
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I like using these two programs.

SpyBot-Search & Destroy 1.4
Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06

Download them, install, update, check for spyware/adware.
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i use these two

http://www.aluriasoftware.com/

and

Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06

and yea what he said for the defrag but another and actually better way to do it is to use this:

http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/windowwasher/

normally a security app that overwrites the mirror files embedded on your hd left from deleted and uninstalled programs by overwriting them multiple times blankly. cleared up like 20gb on my hd. that was after i got 5gb from defragin my system.
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Quote:
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I like using these two programs.

SpyBot-Search & Destroy 1.4
Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06

Download them, install, update, check for spyware/adware.
i use those programs too.
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I like the free version of Spyware Doctor.

Also Ad-Aware
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You should also check your starup processes:
Start -> Run -> MSConfig -> Startup

And check-reference the processes to what you have running on your computer. If you don't know what any of the processes are (or all of them), you can always use google to find out what they are.

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