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    aung2bo Posts: 87, Reputation: 7
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    Aug 31, 2008, 09:41 PM
    RaccoonWorks - Download

    Network Speed Test software

    You can test your local area network Speed..

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    mechanickid Posts: 248, Reputation: 5
    Full Member

    Aug 31, 2008, 11:52 PM
    Honestly I didn't read through all the previous posts,, but an amendment to orignial,

    Virus Scanner- AVAST Anti-Virus

    Internet browser- Safari

    I find avast to be a pretty low resource hoger :)
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    Romaniukesan Posts: 17, Reputation: 1
    New Member

    Dec 26, 2008, 10:28 AM

    Data Recovery Tools - Recuva
    Handy Recovery
    I suggest Recuva because it shows more data and, and it seems to find more bits of deleted files than Handy Recuvery..
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    chaosmaster1 Posts: 294, Reputation: 12
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    Jan 13, 2009, 07:09 PM

    Avg antivirus is a good one along with malwarebytes antimalware

    For mozilla Firefox try flashgot it is dead useful when it comes to audio and video
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    Nubzor16 Posts: 62, Reputation: 2
    Junior Member

    Mar 7, 2009, 08:39 PM

    A Good Security Setup. (Which is what I have + All Free)

    Antivirus = AVG Free 8.0

    AntiSpyware = Malwarebytes' Anti Malware, SUPERantispyware

    Firewall = Online Armor 3.0

    *for unsure apps I use run sandboxed with "sandboxie"
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    Helljack6 Posts: 107, Reputation: 8
    Junior Member

    Mar 25, 2009, 03:31 PM

    My typical setup includes Auslogics Free Disk Defrag (open source, works on every platform, is fast and efficient) Malwarebytes v1.34, Spybot S&D 1.6.2 and a corporate edition of Symantec AV or McAfee or TrendMicro. And my personal favorite, XP Cleanup batch file that scans and removes anything and everything CCLeaner and those others can't / don't get rid of, download it here:

    Copy DELTREE to C:\Windows\System32 folder then edit the batch file as you see fit, double click to run, for full time cleaning, toss into the system startup folder and have it run every time the computer boots up.

    Also, my favorite cleaning tool, copy the following and create a new shortcut on your desktop:

    %SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:35 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:35

    Run it and check ALL the available boxes and remove any removable drives and sit back and watch it clean!
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    Curlyben Posts: 18,479, Reputation: 1857
    Admin & Wine Expert

    Apr 30, 2009, 02:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Helljack6 View Post
    It's amazing that everything he stated to do, the geek squad will charge you $49.99 to do as an "optimization" on your computer. Half the crap he mentioned isn't even scratching the surface of optimization. Perhaps it's just best if he boxed his computer up and took it back to the store as he clearly doesn't know nearly as much as he thinks. I mean hell, steps a,b and c are all the same steps, just in a different location on his list, ?! You want a firewall, invest in a router. Want something that opens/decompresses Zip files, the feature's already built into windows! Come on! Stop installing more software that does what's already installed by default on the system! The man seriously has no clue!

    BUT! If you want to add additional software, then go to my website and follow the steps there and I can personally guarantee you'll get a screaming fast computer. My techniques are tried and true and the batch files available there are constantly being updated for maximum effectivness. But don't blame me if you can't follow directions.
    Most of this is already covered here:

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