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Keep Your Computer Clean

Keep your computer clean:

  • Remove temporary files from the C:\Windows\Temp folder
  • Run MSCONFIG (Start | Run | type MSCONFIG) and uncheck programs you don't use. (You can also download Startup Cop for this purpose)
  • Uninstall programs you no longer need
  • Remove hardware that you no longer have
  • Defrag the hard drive (Disk Cleanup in Windows XP)
  • Clean out the Internet Explorer cache (Tools | Options | General tab | Delete Files)

Also, regularly run a program that destroys "spyware." Here are a couple of links:

AdAware Download Page

PCWorld's Ad Blockers download page

Posted December 13, 2003




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