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color:red'><u1:p></u1:p>Most common causes for a PC to run slow are:<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=1 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'><u1:p></u1:p>You connect to the Internet using dialup ISP.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>Your PC CPU speed is less than 1Ghz.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>Your PC has less than <b><span style='color:red'>6</span></b> <b><span style='color:red'>Gigs</span></b> of RAM.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>Your hard drive is full or has less than 1 GIGA BYTES free disk space.<o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style='color:purple'>**********************************<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=5 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>Your drive is fragmented and may have bad sectors on it.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>Your PC is infected with a virus, spy ware, a back door Trojan or a key logger.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>You have errors in the registry or a corrupt software installation (DLLs/Files).</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>Your PC has too many running programs in memory or in the task bar.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>You ve installed a software application that is hogging memory or CPU time.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l0 level1 lfo6;tab-stops:list .5in'>Your PC s anti virus and Internet security firewall has too many <b>enabled</b> features. </li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><b>If the first 4 reasons, I ve listed above, applies to your situation,</b> then the following fixes may not help much.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>The reason is, your PC speed is attributed and limited to your CPU speed, physical ram, and available hard drive space compounded by a slow dialup Internet connection.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><b>My advice, get a newer computer and faster Internet connection.</b><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p>If you don t know which computer to purchase, then here is what I recommend: - </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'>I recommend you looking for any brand name that gives the longest warranty.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Two years if not, then, settle for one-year warranty.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>It is up to you if you want to purchase extended warranty.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>The following are my computer hardware recommendations: - </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <h1><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:red'><u1:p></u1:p>Hardware Options to look for in a new PC/Laptop<u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></h1> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><u1:p></u1:p>CPU & & & & & & & .& & & & <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>At least 1.8 GHz</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>RAM& & & & .& ..& & At least 16 Gigs (2048 MB)</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Screen& & & & .& ..& & Touch Screen is a Must </p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Hard Drive & & & & & & & .& & At least 500 Gigs</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>CD/DVD combo. ..& ..& & Both Read &amp; Re-Write </p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Video Graphics Card& & & & & .. At least 256 MB</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Wireless Router... Only buy one supports B,G,N and newer cards 300 Mbps data rate you will never need or reach 600 Mbps or 1000 Mbps at home or on the Internet don't buy it</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Network Card & & & & & & & & & & Only buy 10/100 Mbps you will never need or reach 1000 Mbps at home or on the Internet. </p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Wireless Card......Only buy one supports B,G, N and newer Wireless Access Points</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>HDMI PORT & & & & & & & & & & & At least 1 </p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>USB2 adapter connection& & & & . At least 2 ports</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Modem& & & & & & & & & & & & .& .. V92 56K</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Sound Card& & & & ... No preference they all good</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Monitor (LCD) & & <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Screen size is your preference</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Fire wire adapter connection .. (If you need to use it) </p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'>Finally, I recommend the purchase of a laptop as opposed to a desktop</p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <h2><u><span style='font-size:20.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><u1:p></u1:p>Repair Steps<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></u></h2> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=1 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='color:black;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops: list .5in'><span style='color:windowtext'>The following are a list of very good, fully functional </span><b><span style='color:red'>FREE</span></b><span style='color:windowtext'> software tools you will be using to repair and speed up your PC.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Please read the complete steps then Download and Install.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><b><i><span style='color:blue'>Note:</span></i></b><span style='color:windowtext'> </span><b><span style='color:#993300'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>Please Do Not update the software, unless, you visit their sites, to make sure they are </span></b><b><span style='color:blue'>FREE</span></b><b><span style='color:#993300'> and </span></b><b><span style='color:blue'>Still, Fully Functional</span></b><b><span style='color:#993300'>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>The Reason is, if they do go commercial, and you update, they may disable your free version s full functionality without you know.</span></b><span style='color:windowtext'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>This being said, with an exception of one, all the tools listed are compatible with all versions of Windows.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>I would recommend that you down load and save all in a new folder on the C: Drive then, copy unto a CD for portability. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>Then install and run at will, while the operating system has been booted in Safe Mode.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Never the less, you can still install and run, if you want, in Window s Normal Mode.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Please read and install the needed software below or click to </span><b><span style='color:red'><a href="#1">Skip to Step #2</a></span></b><o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><span style='color:black'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <h3>Windows 2000, XP, Vista and windows 7 compatible software<o:p></o:p></h3> <u1:p></u1:p> <p><span style='color:black'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/WiseCare365.exe"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>WiseCare365 </span></b></a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>This is the best PC and Registry cleaner and optimizer works great! In short, it is a comprehensive PC utility that takes a one-click approach to help protect, repair and optimize your computer.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <u1:p></u1:p> <p><span style='color:black'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/AWCSetup.exe"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Advanced Windows Care </span></b></a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>Do Not update or upgrade nor install Registry Mechanic if it asks you. This is the only tool you will download which can only run on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and windows 7 and it is a very good systems optimizer and mal-ware remover and it can immunize your PC from being infected.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>In short, Advanced Windows Care is a comprehensive PC utility that takes a one-click approach to help protect, repair and optimize your computer.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><b><span style='color:blue'>List of Win9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista and windows 7 compatible software<u1:p></u1:p></span></b></p> <P><A href="http://www.freepctools.com/gusetupnew.exe"><FONT color=#0033ff><B>Glary Utility </B></FONT></A><FONT color=#000000>For All Windows... Cleans and optimize the Registry, Free diskspace eraser, file shredder, duplicate file finder, offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. Split large files into smaller manageable files and then rejoin them. Optimize memory, find, fix, or remove broken Windows shortcuts, manage the programs that start at Windows startup and uninstall software. <br> <p> <a href="http://www.freepctools.com/erunt.exe"><span class=SpellE> <FONT color=#0033ff><B>Erunt </B></FONT></A><FONT color=#000000>For NT,Windows 2K, XP, Vista and 7. It can backup and restore your Windows registry in seconds. Works great!.<BR> <P> <a href="http://www.freepctools.com/EFRCSetup.exe"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Eusing Registry Cleaner</span></b></a> and <a href="http://www.freepctools.com/ccsetup.exe"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>CCleaner </span></b></a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>Install both tools to clean, repair and backup your Windows registry. (Click on Skip registration you Run Eusing Cleaner)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>CCleaner will list all applications that start when you boot you PC and it can also un-install programs and <b>erase</b> your PC s Internet and applications history and tracks.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><span style='color:black'>Make sure to select all Windows and Applications check boxes then go to Options/Settings and select secure erase (7x over writes) <u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p>The following two programs are for <b>Win9x and ME only</b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>They backup and restore the registry and pertaining <b>system and other ini files</b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></p> <p><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/bkups.zip"><b>Click Here</b></a> <span style='color:black'>To Download a Program file called Bkups.bat that will backup your (95,ME and Win98) current configuration to a folder called BKUPS on your C Drive. Run it and Watch.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><b>Note:</b></span> <i><span style='color:red'>Every Time you run it, it will over write the previous saved registry and files, therefore, do not re-run it until you moved the original saved data safely, to another folder.<u1:p></u1:p></span></i></p> <p><span style='color:blue'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/recover.zip"><b>Click Here</b></a></span><b><span style='color:red'> </span></b><span style='color:black'>To Download this other Program file called Recover.bat that will restore your (95, ME and Win98) system files from the saved BKUPS folder on your C Drive.<b><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Note: </b></span><b><i><span style='color:#CC0000'>Do not run it unless you want to go back to the original setting</span></i><span style='color:black'>.<u1:p></u1:p></span></b></p> <p><span style='color:black'><p><FONT COLOR="#0033FF"><b>Anti-Spyware programs</font> </b> The following are the best Free ones: - They do realtime blocking and perform Scans that will detect and Remove Trojans, Spywares and Key loggers. You can install both, since, they do compliment each other. Download, install, then Run. <p><A href="http://www.freepctools.com/malwarebytes.exe"><B>Malware Bytes </B></FONT></A><FONT color=#000000> <b>Use this one first </b> It will clean and remove Spyware, Maleware, Trojans and restore your browser home page if you were Hijacked by malicious installer.<br> <A HREF="http://www.freepctools.com/SUPERAntiSpyware.exe"><FONT COLOR="#0033FF"><B>Super AntiSpyware</B> </FONT></A> , <A href="http://www.freepctools.com/SmitFraudFix.htm"><B>SmitFraudFix </B></FONT></A><FONT color=#000000> Removes DNS Hijacks and cleans the registry on Win2k and XP. Follow the instructions on the the linked page. </font></font> and <A href="http://www.freepctools.com/AntiRootkit.zip"><B>Panda Anti RootKits </B></FONT></A> (Panda is for Windows 2000/XP )a small application that will to detect and remove rootkits on your system. Rootkits are programs Hackers user to hide processes, files or Windows Registry entries. <FONT COLOR="#000000"><I> </I> <BR> </FONT><p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:blue'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/RamBooster20.exe"><b>Memory/RAM Booster for Windows</b></a></span> If your Physical RAM is less than 512 MB, then, you must install this tool. It releases and reclaims memory still being held by applications that have terminated. Resulting in faster application loading. To find out your physical RAM go to control panel then click system. </p> <p><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/popupstopper22.exe"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Pop Up Stopper</span></b></a> This is a good program that stops PopUp Windows and Ads. Press Cntrl or shift key to bypass pop stopper. </p> <p> <br> <p><span style='color:blue'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/cablenut.exe"><b>CableNut</b></a></span><span style='color:red'> </span>Is a tool to use to speed up your Internet connection.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>After you install<span style='color:red'> </span><span style='color:blue'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/CABLENUT_UPDATE.exe"><b>Click here to download the Update</b></a></span> Click on <span style='color:green'>adjuster.exe then File and click on Open custom settings file</span>. Go to ccs updated folder <span style='color:blue'>You Must</span> look for and click on the <span style='color:blue'>type </span>of connection folder and <span style='color: blue'>speed</span> you use <span style='color:blue'>(Dialup, DSL, Cable, Satellite, etc.)</span> select which operating system <span style='color:blue'>(9x/ME, 2k, XP, Vista and windows 7)</span> click apply then save and exit.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Your Internet speed should at triple.</p> <p><span style='color:black'><a href="http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Microsoft Windows Update</span></b></a> When you re done with your PC fixing and Optimizing, Make sure to go to Windows update to scan and install all needed<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Windows PC operating systems patches in order to keep your PC from attacked and hacked while you re on the Internet.</span></p> <p><span style='color:black'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/antikey.zip"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Anti Key Logger</span></b></a> Helpful </span>commercial tool will detect key loggers and<span style='color:red'> </span><span style='color:black'>tell you which file and where it is, but will not uninstall.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Run a scan after you reboot and type in a password, you will use later to uninstall the program.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>When the scan is complete write down the location of the key logger files found, to remove manually later by you. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p><span style='color:black'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/tcpview.zip"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>TCPview</span></b></a></span><b><span style='color:#0033FF'> </span></b><span style='color:black'>This tool will display in real time any remote connection into your PC.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>It will display their IP address, the port number and the program being used.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>It also gives you the ability to close the connections.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:black'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/procexp.exe"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Process Explorer </span></b></a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>This tool tells you which program or process is running on your PC and its CPU utilization.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <P><b><font color="red">Firewalls & Anti Virus </b></font><br> Download <A href="http://www.freepctools.com/fwinstall.exe"><FONT color=#0033ff><B>PC Tools</B></FONT></A> Or <A href="http://www.freepctools.com/CIS_Setup.exe"><FONT color=#0033ff> <B>COMODO Firewall</B></FONT></A> For XP, Vista and windows 7 (Both come with Antivirus installer) <span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>It is designed to protect your PC against attacks from both the Internet, and other computers in the local network. The firewall controls all data flow in both directions  from the Internet to your computer and vice versa, and it can also block all attempted connections, allowing only what you choose to permit. It even displays, real time, current incoming and outgoing connection and the program using the connection. <u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p><b><span style='color:red'>Finally, here are some important links you will need to access in order to test your Internet speed, firewall and browser security settings later on: -<u1:p></u1:p></span></b></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='color:navy'><a href="http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?java=1"><b><span style='color:navy'>Click here to Test your PC Internet Speed</span></b></a><u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='color:navy'><a href="http://www.securitymetrics.com/portscan.adp"><b><span style='color:navy'>Click here to Test your firewall settings</span></b></a> <u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='color:navy'><a href="http://bcheck.scanit.be/bcheck/"><b><span style='color:navy'>Click here to Test your browser security settings</span></b></a><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <a name=#1><p align=center style='text-align:center'>************************************************************************************</p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><b><u><span style='font-size:20.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'>Repair Steps<u1:p></u1:p>,(Continued)</span></u><o:p></o:p></b></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=2 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>First on the repair steps, is to run Hard Drive disk scan and repairs then defrag the Hard Drive.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><b><i><span style='color:navy'>Do not be surprised if this takes a few hours</span></i></b> to complete the drive surface scan and defrag.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Make sure to disable screen savers on Win9x/ME PCs before you begin.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Here are the links that will help show how to access and run these tools.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></a><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/ntscan.htm">http://www.freepctools.com/ntscan.htm</a></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-left:.25in;text-align:center'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/9x.htm">http://www.freepctools.com/9x.htm</a></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='margin-left:.25in;text-align:center'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=3 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'><u1:p></u1:p>Now that you ve downloaded, installed and updated the needed tools listed above, Re-start your PC in safe mode, by pressing on the <b>F8 key</b> as soon as your PC starts.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>If it does not display a Safe Mode load menu items, then you ve missed it restart again and press <b>F8 key</b>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Note: <b><span style='color:red'>The following backup, scan and optimize process may take between 2 to 6 hours.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>So be patient</span></b>.<o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=4 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>Once in safe mode, you will be running a few and different scanning tools, in sequence, resulting in a clean optimized PC.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>The first one of these tools is Eusing Registry Cleaner, look for it and run it.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>When it starts, click on Skip button to proceed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Before you do anything, go to file and run a complete full backup.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Name the backup in an easy way for you to go back to it and restore from, if you had to. (Example: <b>mon-1-4-07-230pm</b>, and so on.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>After backing the registry, click on Scan Registry issue and when is done click on Repair registry issue, repeat until no more errors are found. <o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=5 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'><u1:p></u1:p>Besides using Eusing Registry Cleaner, if you re using <b>Win9x/Me</b> then find and double click on <b>bkups.bat</b> only once.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>This program will also backup all of your Win9x/ME <b><i><span style='color:blue'>system and ini files into a folder called c:\bkups.</span></i></b><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>And if you ever wanted to restore Win9x/ME system registry and files, look for and double click on <b>Recover.bat</b>.<o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=6 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>Next look for then double click on CCleaner.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>When it loads, click on Issues then click on Scan for issues.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>When done, click on Fix Selected Issues, you will be prompted to backup your Registry before fixing errors.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Repeat until no more errors are found.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>CCleaner will list all applications that start when you boot you PC and it can also un-install programs and <b>erase</b> your PC s Internet and applications history and tracks.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>To set it, m<span style='color:black'>ake sure to select all <b>Windows and Applications</b> check boxes, then go to <b>Options/Settings</b> and select secure erase (7x over writes)</span><o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=7 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>Next it is time to look for and run one more registry tool called Advanced Windows Care optimization system scanner <b>(Only for NT/XP, Vista and windows 7)</b> once loaded, click on the Restore Center and Create a Restoration Point, prior to starting a scan.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Once completed apply the needed fixes and repairs, re-run again to see if any more errors were found.<o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=8 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>Next run any of the Antispy programs, in sequence, (SpyBot, Spy Blaster, Spy Guard, Super AntiSpyware, etc..) to scan, remove and immunize your PC from spyware and other malicious hacking software.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <p style='margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:0in;margin-left:.5in; margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops: list .5in'><![if !supportLists]>9.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><![endif]>So far, you ve surface scanned and de-fragmented your hard drive, backed your registry, removed spyware and optimized your system.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>At this point, it is time to run <p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=10 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>If your PC loaded faster, <a href="#11">then go to step 11. </a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><b><span style='font-size:18.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:maroon'><a href="#12">If, not go to Step </a>12</span></b><o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=11 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'><a name="#11">Since your PC is loading faster, it is time to speed up your Internet speed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>First you need to make sure your PC has the latest java installed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Go to </a><a href="http://www.java.com/">www.java.com</a> and down load and install the latest version of java.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>When done go to <a href="http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest?java=1"><b><span style='color:#CC0000'>Click here to Test your PC Internet Speed</span></b></a> to measure your upload/download speed you have with your ISP.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Write the Download /Upload results. (Example: download 3000 kbs / upload 384kbs) later, you will use this information to enhance your speed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Now its time to use <span style='color:blue'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/cablenut.exe"><b>CableNut</b></a></span><span style='color:red'> </span>the tool to speed up your Internet connection.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>After you install and update, look for and double click on <span style='color:green'>adjuster.exe then File and click on Open custom settings file</span>. Go to ccs updated folder <span style='color:blue'>You Must</span> look for and click on the <span style='color:blue'>type </span>of connection folder <span style='color:blue'>(Dialup, DSL, Cable, Satellite, etc.)</span>, select which operating system <span style='color:blue'>(9x/ME, 2k, XP, Vista and windows 7)</span> you use and the <span style='color:red'>speed you just measured and wrote down earlier</span>. For the above example I select <span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:red'>XP DSL PPPoE 3000 384.ccs,</span> then click apply then save and exit.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>With this, your Internet speed should at triple, after an initial slow loaded Internet page.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'>Now it is time to check your existing or install a PC firewall if you don t have one. <u1:p></u1:p></span><span style='font-size: 14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=11 type=1> <ul style='margin-top:0in' type=disc> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level2 lfo10;tab-stops:list 1.0in'>Enable your firewall and if you don t have one, install one of these <A href="http://www.freepctools.com/fwinstall.exe"><FONT color=#0033ff><B>PC Tools</B></FONT></A> Or <A href="http://www.freepctools.com/CIS_Setup.exe"><FONT color=#0033ff> <B>COMODO Firewall</B></FONT></A> For XP, Vista and windows 7 (Both come with Antivirus installer) Or <span style='color:black'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/xfilter_en.zip"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Filseclab</span></b></a> This one is also a pretty good Personal Firewall but, for Win98/Me/NT/2000 or XP. You will need these missing<A href="http://www.freepctools.com/dlls.zip"><FONT color=#0033ff><B> DLLS </B></FONT></A>to run Filseclab Firewall, extract unto c: drive and run the missing.bat right after you install Filseclab firewall. then reboot.</li> </ul> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in'><u1:p></u1:p><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><span style='color:black'>Now when ready,<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in'><span style='color:black'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></span><span style='color:navy'><a href="http://www.securitymetrics.com/portscan.adp"><b><span style='color:navy'>Click here to Test your firewall settings</span></b></a></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:red'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'>Securing and testing your Microsoft Internet browser security:<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in'><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=11 type=1> <ul style='margin-top:0in' type=disc> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level2 lfo10;tab-stops:list 1.0in'>Open your Internet Browser, Click on Tools, then Internet Options.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level2 lfo10;tab-stops:list 1.0in'>Click on Security TAB, Click on Custom Default.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level2 lfo10;tab-stops:list 1.0in'>Select Medium from the drop down menu click Yes to change settings.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level2 lfo10;tab-stops:list 1.0in'>From the same upper pane&quot; Security Settings&quot; Scroll down till you see  Allow Paste Operation Via Script check the disable box. </li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level2 lfo10;tab-stops:list 1.0in'>When done,click on the Privacy TAB, with your mouse, scroll zone privacy till you change to Medium High.</li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level2 lfo10;tab-stops:list 1.0in'>When ready, go to this link to <span style='color:navy'><a href="http://bcheck.scanit.be/bcheck/"><b><span style='color:navy'>Test your browser security settings</span></b></a></span><o:p></o:p></li> </ul> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><b><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:red'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'>Manual fixes to Internet Explorer Home and Search Page Problems,<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'>When, anti virus/anti spy ware could not fix:<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.75in'><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:black'>SYMPTOMS<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:black;font-weight:normal'>" Your Internet Explorer home page has been changed to a different Web site, you change, but still, go to a different site.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:black;font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></span><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:black;font-weight:normal'>" When you click Search in Internet Explorer, an adult-content Web site appears.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:black;font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></span><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:black;font-weight:normal'>" Internet Options dialog box on the Tools menu, may not let you type an address in the Address bar or the <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:black;font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>following buttons may be unavailable: Use Current, Use Default, Use Blank.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:19.5pt'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:black;font-weight:normal'>" When you try to start Internet Explorer, it may stop responding for up to several minutes. Or, may not open at all.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'>To fix the above problems you will need to go into the registry.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>And, if you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'>cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'>you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Make sure to do a full registry backup,<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'>before you do anything.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Use Registry Editor at your own risk.</span><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:red'>Here are the fixes to the Internet Explorer Home and Search page Problems:- <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'>1. Click Start, and then click Run.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></span><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'>2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'>3. Locate the following registry entries (if they exist):<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:blue;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Page<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:blue;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:blue;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:blue;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:blue; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>HKEY_USERS\Default\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Start Page<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'>4. Right-click each entry that you have located in step 3, and then click Delete. Click Yes, to confirm the deletion. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'>5. Locate the following subkey, if it exists:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style='color:blue;font-weight:normal'>HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ControPanel\ResetWebSettings<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></span><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>If the ResetWebSettings value or the HomePage value exists in this key, right-click the values, and then click Delete.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'>6. On the File menu or the Registry menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'>7. Configure Internet Explorer to use the home page that you want. To do this, follow these steps:<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>a. Start Internet Explorer, and then connect to the Web site that you want to use as your home page. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='font-size: 5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>b. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. Click the General tab, and then click Use Current.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></span><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:black;font-weight:normal'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent style='margin-left:.5in'><span style='color:black; font-weight:normal'>8. Empty the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder. To do this, click Delete Files under Temporary Internet files, and then click OK.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='color:black;font-weight:normal'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:5.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'>Removing Internet file sharing programs and or Directory Search Services/ Tool bars, <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent><span style='font-size:14.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt;color:red'>in order to secure your PC and regain faster application loading speed.</span><span style='color:red;font-weight:normal'> <u1:p></u1:p></span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>I highly suggest and would recommend that you go to the </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Start/ settings/control panel/ click on Add or Remove programs and look for and<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>un-install all types of tool bars, namely Yahoo, Google, MSN, Windows MSN </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>search, or any other Internet search tools or Directory services, also, avoid using</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>and do un- install any peer to peer file sharing software, such as, 180Solutions, Kaza,Winmx, Bonzi Buddy,</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Comet Cursor, eZula, Flyswat, Gator, Grokster, iMesh, Internet Boost, Internet Optimizer,</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>InterQuick, Morpheus, Netzip, NewDotNet (New.net domains), SaveNow (coupon toolbar)</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Surf Safari, WebHancer, Various add-on toolbars, Bear share, etc.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>they are spyware programs and through them you can get your PC infected with a</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>virus or remote access Trojans and or key loggers. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent2>This completes my instructions, hopefully, I succeeded in conveying to you the necessary knowledge and tools to fix and optimize your PC.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p>Finally, I encourage you to continue checking on my website <span style='color:navy'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/"><span style='color:navy'>www.freepctools.com</span></a></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>to get on the latest free software I list.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <a name="#12"><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><span style='color:purple'><u1:p></u1:p>*****************************************************************************************************<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style='color:purple'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></span><span style='font-size:5.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;color:purple'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=12 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>If your PC still running slow, then it can be contributed to, too many applications being started and maybe some of these applications are a memory or CPU hog.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>To identify this application, you must remove and or disable all programs starting, when the PC re-boots.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Then re-start them one at a time, to identify which one is causing the PC to run slow.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>In addition to what I ve stated earlier, if a PC runs slow, this can also be attributed to a Key Logger or a back door remote Trojan software running on your PC.<o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=13 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>Lets address the Key logger and Backdoor Trojans first.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Please install </a><span style='color:black'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/antikey.zip"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Anti Key Logger</span></b></a> then run a complete scan after you reboot.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>This tool will identify the key logger and the logging file, but will not remove it. (It is not a freeware)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>but at least it will tell you what and where it is. So you can remove it your self.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>There is another free tool found on this link it will clean just about any Trojan and Spy/Mal Ware.</span> <span style='color:red'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/SmitFraudFix.htm"><b>SmitFraudFix</b></a></span><span style='color:black'> Follow the instructions on the link.</span><o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=14 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>Restart your PC after the removal of any detected Trojans, Spyware, Worms, and or Key Loggers.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>If the PC loads faster, Then, <b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; color:red'><a href="#11">Go Back to Step 11.</a></span><span style='color:maroon'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style='color:blue'>If still slow, go to the next step.</span></b><o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=15 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>By now you know, that your PC is clean from viruses, spyware as well as, your registry and disk drive have been cleansed and optimized, hence, we can narrow the reasons the PC is running slow, to some application and or program, when the PC is starting up.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Hence, before we do anything, lets run <a href="http://www.freepctools.com/EFRCSetup.exe"><b><span style='color: #0033FF'>Eusing Registry Cleaner</span></b></a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>and do a full registry backup before we proceed.<o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=16 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'>Now that you backed up your registry, lets discuss start up programs.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>They can be found in the registry under the  Run key and or in a Windows Startup folder.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>First lets look in the startup folders, go to <b>C:\Documents and Settings\</b><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>(You may see different profiles in there.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Click on <b>each profile</b> and drill down to their startup folder and see what is being loaded.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Here is a profile drill down path Example for an <span style='color:red'>All Users </span>profile:<b> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup </b><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></li> </ol> <p style='margin-left:.5in;tab-stops:list .5in'>Programs can also run from the registry.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>You can view what's runing in the registry by going to Start, Run, then type in <span style='color:red'>regedit, </span>then click ok.<span style='color:red'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>Of course Hackers know about these registry keys and this is where they also install and run and hide their malicious programs in the<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>following registry keys: -<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><span style='color:blue'>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style='color:blue'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent3><span style='color:blue'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\cmdfile<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style='color:windowtext'>and in</span><span style='color:blue'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent3><span style='color:blue'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent3><span style='color:blue'><u1:p></u1:p><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>I would not recommend that you alter anything unless you know what you doing<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>to avoid crashing your system. Never the less, do not worry too much, if you removed </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>a program from the Run key and caused a problem. You can always go in Safe</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Safe Mode and restore from the full registry backup you did in step 15.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>However, I would recommend that you go to the Start/ settings/control panel/</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>click on Add or Remove programs and look for and<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>un-install all types of tool bars,</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>namely Yahoo, Google, MSN, Windows MSN search, or any other Internet search </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>tools or Directory services, also, avoid using and do un- install any peer to peer file </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>sharing software, such as Kaza, Winmx, Bear share, or helpers such as, Bonzi Buddy, </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Comet Cursor, eZula, Flyswat, Gator, Grokster, iMesh, Internet Boost, Internet Optimizer, </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>InterQuick, Morpheus, Netzip, NewDotNet (New.net domains), SaveNow (coupon toolbar)</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Surf Safari, WebHancer, and various add-on toolbars, etc.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>They are spyware programs and through </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>them you can get your PC infected with a virus or remote access Trojan and key loggers. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=17 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='color:blue;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'><u1:p></u1:p><span style='color:windowtext'>Another easy way to view and or delete startup programs from the registry is to run <a href="http://www.freepctools.com/ccsetup.exe"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>CCleaner </span></b></a><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"></span>Once loaded, click on Tools then Startup, this will show you all programs starting up in the registry when the PC re-boots.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Scroll and read what is being started and remove and or un-install application you no longer use or need. Make sure not to remove something that your PC requires to run a critical application, like your video, sound and or mouse drivers.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>However, if you removed something you should not, again, don t panic you ve backed up your registry in step 15.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>You can always boot up in Safe Mode and restore the registry using <a href="http://www.freepctools.com/EFRCSetup.exe"><b><span style='color:#0033FF'>Eusing Registry Cleaner</span></b></a> . Example of programs you don t need to startup are real one player, QuickTime, shockwave, juke box, etc. and other silly ones.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Also, I would highly recommend that you disable your Internet Security firewall and anti virus software and re-boot, to see if they are the main reasons why your PC running slow, or if you can disable all the bells and whistles features comes with them, it will result in your PC to run faster.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Honestly, all you need out of them is, to set the firewall to block incoming Internet connections and set your anti virus to scan/clean/or deny, Only when Accessing a file and/or during Downloads.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Disable all other functions.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Now, re-start your PC in Normal mode to see if it loads any faster.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>If yes, </span><b><span style='color:maroon'><a href="#11">then go to step 11. </a></span></b><span class=MsoHyperlink><o:p></o:p></span></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.5in'><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <ol style='margin-top:0in' start=18 type=1> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-list:l1 level1 lfo10;tab-stops:list .5in'><u1:p></u1:p>If the PC still loads Slow, Then <b><span style='color:red'>STOP</span></b>, at this time, this is as far as you can go with the repairing of your PC on your own.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Additional removals of applications and programs must be performed by a professional PC technician and in person to avoid crashing your system.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>However, if the PC does not come up at all.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span>Re-start in Safe Mode, <b>(F8)</b> or select boot from <b> Last Known Good Configuration </b> then run <a href="http://www.freepctools.com/EFRCSetup.exe"><b><span style='color: #0033FF'>Eusing Registry Cleaner</span></b></a> to restore your registry with the one you backed in step 15.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></li> </ol> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p><![if !supportEmptyParas]>&nbsp;<![endif]><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent2>This completes my instructions; hopefully, I succeeded in conveying to you the necessary knowledge</p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent2>And tools to fix and optimize your PC and you too have gained the needed knowledge and comfort level than before.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></p> <p class=MsoBodyTextIndent2><span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:.25in'><u1:p></u1:p>Finally, I encourage you to continue checking on my website <span style='color:navy'><a href="http://www.freepctools.com/"><span style='color:navy'>www.freepctools.com</span></a></span> to get on the latest free software I list.</p> </div> </body> <p> <center> <script> (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-96983190-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); </script> </HTML>