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JustJerk
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If you look, it will also delete registry keys and the EXE files that load in the background. It does more than deletes cookies!


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spartyben
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the point is, you dont really need ad aware because you can delete those things yourself


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Rick Zeman
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the point is, you dont really need ad aware because you can delete those things yourself
IF you can identify. The average PeeCee user can run adaware, but the average user mucking around in the registry? PuhLEASE.


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i agree, i think adaware is a great program for the average pc user...i take it you're a mac lover.....do you know anything about drafting programs? vectorworks in particular


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Myles
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Question What don't I need

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Originally posted by JustJerk
I would run adware from lavasoft; it will clean up your machine very well. You can also customize your startup by typing msconfig in the run line depending on your OS. (click start - then -run). The last tab on the right is your startup tab. I would uncheck all of the nonsense that you don't need, it will speed up your pc!

For the people who have windows 2000! Simply copy it from a Windows XP machine to a Windows 2000 machine, and run it or Download it
msconfig from WinXP

How to Use MSCONFIG



Ok I found that area, how can I tell which things I don't need checked? There are a lot of them. Anyone got a list of useless checks?

PS: I haven't gotten any popups from this site but could unchecking some of those options make my computer run faster anyway?

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Jen2002TBXLT
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This is a site that has a very good explanation of all those Startup programs and what is safe to remove...

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...es/tasklist.htm

The most common I find that are safe to remove are the following:

PCTSPK.exe (part of Microsoft Speech)
qttask.exe (Quick Time Task)
real.exe (Real Player Quick Launch)
msmsgs.exe (MSN Messenger)
netscp.exe (Netscape Quick Launch)

There are others like DirectCD, mmtask, InCD, NeroCheck, etc. It depends on what programs are installed. I take out pretty much everything except the Anti-Virus stuff.

Good luck!


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ccloseup
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I just downloaded the new 2.0 version of the Google toolbar, which has a pop up blocker built into the bar. It works very welll.. only a couple of ads got through and it has blocked 40 ads in the past 24 hours. I use Google all the time anyway so its a bonus for me! You can opt not to use the popup blocker or let messages through at your discretion. try it! its cool! Peace out CC


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danno
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Yep..ccloseup..the new Google works great in killing pop ups. The technology is cool. I used to use Popup Killer but with that program I used to have to build the popup blacklist. No need with Google. It just knows.....eerie.


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quote:
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I just downloaded the new 2.0 version of the Google toolbar


Ok, that get's my thumbs too! Pretty nifty...

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Thumbs up It's easier than you think !!

Popups can be blocked without using any software. CLICK HERE to learn about a handy little file named "HOSTS".
I've been using this Guy's HOSTS file for a month or so now, and it has blocked 100%, yes 100% of all popups and things like Gator and Precision Time, and their little, "Hey, Click Me, and Download Some Crap onto Your Computer", popup windows.

Heck, give it a try, [belushi]Don't cost nuthun[/belushi], and it's delete-able, iffin you decide you just don't like it.
Before using this file, I was constantly deleting Gator, Precision Time, CMedia, and the like from my hard drive, and I NEVER clicked any of their links... they stick files on your system as soon as the popup is visible, without even clicking anything... that stuff is just way overboard in their little tricks.

GATOR be DAMNED !! (LOL, No, not you Joe)


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Escape SA
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Get a Mac with OS X and use the Safari browser! You can block pop-ups with one click.

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ybnormal777
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If you have AOL, they offer a fix. thank god for that, because i was about to cancel my service if they didnt offer it. it was annoying me! Now, all better!

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ccloseup
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Its been 2 weeks since I downloaded Google toolbar with the pop up stopper..and so far it has blocked 501 pop up ads!! ( It keeps track on the toolbar) That's a lot of time I saved not having to click off on those suckers! CC:smirk:


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BEHR655
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Its been 2 weeks since I downloaded Google toolbar with the pop up stopper..and so far it has blocked 501 pop up ads!! ( It keeps track on the toolbar) That's a lot of time I saved not having to click off on those suckers! CC:smirk:


Wow, you must have a lot of crap on you 'puter. I've had mine for a little longer and it has only stopped 22. None have gotten through. I think you need to get AdAware.


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