Cleaning XP for Dummies - any good?

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This dummies book was suggested on the site.  My
connection has been really slow lately but I think it was Zone Alarm.
I also just installed more ram and I have no problems anymore.
However, I am still interested in whether my pc has "software rot" as
a result of XP.  

Re: Cleaning XP for Dummies - any good?

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Cleaning XP is a combination of continious attention and regular

You might begin with a soft cloth like Be Clean or Crap Cleaner.
Than a system registry clean up with a mild detergent like  RegClean
of a profound wash to get it whiter than white with RegSpreme
(successor of g'old Registry Cleaner - now Macecrafts).

THan you might clean up that PC from malwares & spyware with some fine
tools. Pick your choice but be a bt-it cautious cos may spyware
cleaners now offer additional tools than don't always tolerate each
other's company like Spybot's TeaTimer with other registry monitors.
Begin with Ad Aware, Spybot & Spyware Doctor.

Install SpywareBlaster while you are on that page ;-)

Oh and get X Blocks. That's some (free in basic version ) polyvalent
tool that cleans on various fronts. Good enough for an extra sweep.

Than you might run an extra check with Microsoft Malware Removal Tool.
ON the same page is Stinger.

What antivirus are you running with Zone Alarm? I found out that it
does not run smooth withthe lates version of Avast.
The combination of Grisoft AVG with (as they propose) Kerio works
smooth a uses a minimum of resources.

Do a complete virus controll of your system.

Now it's time for a defragmentation of your HD's in safe modus.

Well,.. this only a hush explanation of wxhat you could all do...
More on site...


and don't forget a spam filer for your mail client

Oh yes,.. and all I mentioned is free software or at least software in
a free basic version. What is more than potent enough.

-- - soft reviews:
  freeware to Protect & Clean your PC
  freeware Office tools & Webbuilding aid
+ the Internet Addiction Test ;-)

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