Official How to Make Your Computer Fast, Efficient, and Clean Thread

Oct 06, 2008 @ 19:18
Word, I tried doing that, but it didn't work.


AOL is like a fucking virus that stays forever on your computer. I can't reformat, though I want to, because I have no clue how to do re-connect my Netgear internet adapter to my uncle's (I share my internet with him).
Oct 07, 2008 @ 00:44
Well, if you can't post up a whole tutorial, maybe you should throw out some tips/advice.


I just got Yahoo! Widgets, and didn't really notice any significant slowness or anything.
Oct 08, 2008 @ 19:30
So I just did a whole bunch of deleting/removing shit files clogging up my computer.


Now I have the bare essential programs, and for the first time in 5 years, it takes only 5-10 seconds to start up my computer to the main desktop screen.


And I finally upgraded to IE7. Some of my programs rely on it (TuneUp, etc.). CCleaner is pretty dope too. It cleared 400MB of BS.
Oct 12, 2008 @ 21:13
Alright, I got rid of AOL permanently (I'm hoping).


I think I've tweaked out everything I can. Back to getting a theme, do you recommend it, with my current computer stats:

Originally posted by Inactive User
Info:

Windows XP; Home Edition 2002; Service Pack 2
Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
2.79GHz, 512MB of RAM
Oct 13, 2008 @ 18:07
shouldn't be an issue but if your computer does run slow, i would upgrade the ram to at least 1gig. ram is pretty cheap now for desktops too
Oct 13, 2008 @ 18:14
I'll try it out. Thanks for the tip, unknown force.


You use StyleXP? Which themes/sites where you can get themes do you recommend?
Oct 14, 2008 @ 21:28
i don't even know i haven't been on my desktop in so long since i don't have a monitor for it atm lol.
Oct 16, 2008 @ 06:57
Word.


I just tried out StyleXP with ObjectDock/Bar, and that shit was not popping. The ObjectDock/Bar made my computer slower, but StyleXP actually didn't. Kinda strange.


I also have Limewire. Is that shit inferior to torrents? I have to go try out torrents. I'm on that late shit.
Oct 16, 2008 @ 09:33
limewire is pretty much outdated and too dangerous with the amount of viruses and trojans on that shit. i would only use that if you absolutely HAVE to have something and can't wait a while for it or if you can't find it. i haven't used a p2p program like that in a long time
Oct 16, 2008 @ 17:56
Coolness. I'd still like it if Ronnel put some tips here and there.


I'll download utorrent like shinesolo recommended. Must get at that.
Oct 17, 2008 @ 19:34
stop downloading shit, every page your're downloading new crap. Widgets?! what the fuck are you gonna do w/ widgets dude??

get in the habit and just remove everything you do not need by going through your start menu. Skinning jut makes your system look tacky, i still haven't come across any theme that actually looks good and clean.

+ defrag

+ delete cache/temp in your docs & settings

+ remove everything unneccessary

deja vu, i dont know why im bothering to be really honest because i was ignored before, but wanting an efficient system then clogging it w/.. well.. shit?? nah man. get rid of aaaall that crap now.
Oct 18, 2008 @ 12:54
I didn't do follow-up posts, but I deleted everything that was going for more appearance than performance (ie widgets, themes, etc.).


Right now, I have a pretty basic computer, but the only thing is the (still) slowness of internet (something I can't fix because I share with my uncle).


But seriously, torrents or not? I know you use them, Mag.
Oct 18, 2008 @ 13:16
I didn't do follow-up posts, but I deleted everything that was going for more appearance than performance (ie widgets, themes, etc.).


Right now, I have a pretty basic computer, but the only thing is the (still) slowness of internet (something I can't fix because I share with my uncle).


But seriously, torrents or not? I know you use them, Mag.


Edit: Here's shots I took of my programs/start menu:





Oct 19, 2008 @ 16:56
recently my laptop has been taking forever to shutdown, any ways to speed this process up?

runnin' vista btw
Oct 21, 2008 @ 02:01
lol, that's a really clean desktop.
Oct 21, 2008 @ 16:52
Word, Hel.


Which version of NOD32 do you have? I have a warez site and they have up at least 5 different types of NOD32 (for example: some shit like Business that lasts 67 years or something like that. lol).
Oct 23, 2008 @ 18:11


just built this ol' girl....please notice the grill on the front...smokeyface
Oct 25, 2008 @ 15:02
That's dope. Info on the stuff you used?
Oct 27, 2008 @ 13:32
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LITE-ON 20X DVD
Oct 27, 2008 @ 16:45
fuck just crashed my comp

im going to get a mac though
Macs: worth the price?

hung 10 never surfed

Oct 27, 2008 @ 17:10
not even close
Oct 29, 2008 @ 23:07
URGENT SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP:


This keeps popping up. Somehow, my computer just restarted for no reason.





It wants to install AntiSpywareXP 2009? Do I let it download? I can't even access CCleaner/AVG Anti-Spyware (clicking on it wont work).
Oct 29, 2008 @ 23:16
URGENT SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP:


This keeps popping up. Somehow, my computer just restarted for no reason.





It wants to install AntiSpywareXP 2009? Do I let it download? I can't even access CCleaner/AVG Anti-Spyware (clicking on it wont work).
Oct 29, 2008 @ 23:23
just use ksharps
Oct 29, 2008 @ 23:53
Alright, I got that annoying pop-up message^ gone by using this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/remove-antispywarexp-2009


But I've noticed my computer/internet got much slower. Fuck. I probably got the damn malware from trying to download Harold & Kumar.

Gotta hit up Helgen on that nod32 advice.
Oct 30, 2008 @ 08:51
most of the time when you get a virus or something, and THEN try to install a virus scanner, it won't install correctly. just a lil btw
Oct 30, 2008 @ 21:02
Originally posted by Inactive User
AntiSpywareXP is the worst. I got that shit. Took me like an hour to remove everything. Super stressful.


Did you use this guide to get rid of it?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/remove-antispywarexp-2009

The little pop-up for me to install AntiSpywareXP (I didn't install it) stopped. Luckily, I was suspicious about it and didn't fully install it.


But somehow, even after getting rid of this (plus other trojans using Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware), my computer got slower.
Oct 30, 2008 @ 21:02
i use Spybot Search & Destroy as well as a RegScrub. cleans out ur registry which most people dont do.


Please Explain?
Oct 31, 2008 @ 22:57
Just deleted my shitty fuck McAfee and followed Hel's advice for nod32.


So far, no problems. smokeyface
Nov 07, 2008 @ 11:52
can someone tell me what's going on with my laptop's battery power? i've been charging it for over an hour, then when i take the power cord out, it says it has 9mins of battery left. what's going on here? it's dying really fast lately.
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