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  1. Since that's a 64-bit windows, I am guessing that it has something to do with us being in the 32-bit world and having to go through various mapping, redirection, reflection, or compatibility layers. I wonder how much the AV software contributes. Do you have any other 32-bit benchmarks that might provide some other data points?

  2. Why do we have to do your leg work for you,,, go buy a copy and do it yourself.


    How would we know that the copy we buy would match the one you have? If we did that and it didn't detect the one you had, would you be happy?

  3. Yeah, I think we should be identifying one of those Trend parts as the antivirus. I am not sure which at the moment though.


    Also, there are some Symantec parts still running. Did you mean to do that, or is Norton just being stubborn? I would be interested to know, because I have had Symantec folks tell me several times that this doesn't happen.

  4. I think what happened is that we changed some things about the way we detect software recently. AutoHotKey is used by some trojans and viruses to help take over a computer. It was detecting that file as being a possible trojan because of the way it's used.


    Right now you should see that file as "Unknown" but we're still looking into the problem.

  5. hello, ok, i have been trying to take a pittest but every time i get to checking


    drive C, analyzing scan, i get a internet explorer has encountered a problem.....



    Scott, when it says "has encountered a problem" there should also be a message saying something like "to see what this report contains, click here".


    Can you click that report and let us know what it says? It should be something like "xxxxx.dll has encountered an error at yyyyyy:zzzzz" but the specific dll names and numbers are important.

  6. 1. I also use tweakxp utility, will any of there setting conflict with each other?

    I'm not sure about tweakxp so I'm not sure if any of the settings conflict.


    2. TweakXP gives an explanation of what each setting or tweak does. Unfortunately Optimize does not. Is there a manual for Optimize that will tell me what each thing means so I can see if it is something I want to apply or not?

    We don't have a manual, but the names we mention are the actual key names from the registry. Usually you'll see the information if you put the key name into a Google search. I've got one-line descriptions from memory below.

    If there is no manual available can someone please tell me what each of these means:

    BrowseRemoteTasks=(Delete Key)

    CompressOldFiles=(Delete Key)







    BrowseRemoteTasks fixes a performance problem that XP has when connecting to remote computers. CompressOldFiles fixes a potential hang you may get if you use Windows Disk Cleanup. VisualFXSetting sets the Visual Effects Performance settings to Custom; it may also change other settings depending on the system. MinAnimate removes the explode/implode animations of windows when you send them to the taskbar. MenuShowDelay sets the amount of delay (milliseconds) between the time the mouse hovers over a Start menu flyout and the time it appears. ContigFileAllocSize sets the file chunk size for newly-formatted NTFS drives. NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate turns off the "last access" date update that normally occurs each time a file is read.

    3. How compatible is optimize with Vista? I run a dual boot. I am using it on my xp partition, but wondering if it would help my Vista partition as well.


    Optimize 2.0 is fully compatible with Vista. It requires elevation if you have UAC on, and automatically asks for it when the program runs on Vista. A lot of the tweaks and cleanups still apply on Vista; give it a try and see what you think!

  7. It can happen if your firewall (software or hardware) blocks pings. Some firewalls let HTTP port 80 through fine but will block other traffic such as pings.


    I have also seen it with utilities like PeerGuardian or any app that uses the same block list as them.


    If you go to a command prompt and type PING PCPITSTOP.COM does that work? If so then it's probably a software firewall problem and not a hardware one.

  8. A hardware router should not be a problem at all as long as it allows you to ping outside sites. That is, if the ping and/or tracert commands work then Optimize should work too. To check, go to a command prompt and type PING www.pcpitstop.com to see that you can do that.


    Are you using PeerGuardian? It has been known to silently block Optimize.


    Does the Trend Micro firewall have a log? If so, does it show that it is blocking Optimize?

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