Advanced WindowsCare Personal 3.0
BEST & FREE computer maintenance program!
Cleanup Windows Washer
AVG Anti-virus Software
Spybot Search & Destroy
Sygate Personal Firewall
FreeRAM XP Pro
Parental Control Bar
Mil Free Internet Eraser
MSN Desktop Search Toolbar
I have received a number of questions about how to properly maintain one's computer.
I recommend that you run the Advanced WindowsCare Personal 3.0 and Cleanup Windows Washer on a daily basis.
In lieu of the above, I recommend running AdAware Anti-Spyware and AVG Anti-virus software on a weekly basis. Furthermore, I recommend running the Cleanup Windows Washer on a daily basis.
I also recommend running the hard-drive "error check" (below) and Microsoft RegClean on a weekly basis. The "system restore" (below) should only be used in an urgent situation, wherein all else seems to fail, in order to restore your computer to a properly working configuration.
Error Check Hard-Drive
From the start menu, click "my computer."
"Right-click" on the C-drive and click "properties."
Under "error checking," click "check now."
(Ensure that the "automatically fix system errors" and "scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" boxes are checked.)
Re-start your computer.
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Next, re-set the functions to restore your computer to an earlier date (a time at which you believe that the computer was still running OK. Run the program and restart the computer.
I hope that you find this info helpful!