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Title pretty much sums it up. I also want to turn off and remove all of the unnecessary programs that i will never use. I am running windows vista (32-bit)

I will be using this laptop mostly for:

browsing the web

yahoo messenger

watching movies

 

I need to trun off all of the junk that automatically starts.

 

As for why i am doing this.. I am currently deployed to iraq for the third time, and the internet here is SLOW. I need every bit of help that i can get to speed up the process. It took 134 minutes to download yahoo messenger. I have used Ad Ware SE in the past and had good results. It was simple and seemed to work relativly well. I am not computer savy, but i did go through and make minor changes that were suggested by tweakhound.

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Title pretty much sums it up. I also want to turn off and remove all of the unnecessary programs that i will never use. I am running windows vista (32-bit)

I will be using this laptop mostly for:

browsing the web

yahoo messenger

watching movies

 

I need to trun off all of the junk that automatically starts.

 

As for why i am doing this.. I am currently deployed to iraq for the third time, and the internet here is SLOW. I need every bit of help that i can get to speed up the process. It took 134 minutes to download yahoo messenger. I have used Ad Ware SE in the past and had good results. It was simple and seemed to work relativly well. I am not computer savy, but i did go through and make minor changes that were suggested by tweakhound.

 

:cr@sh: Pretty much you have to give the pit more info about your system other than (win Vista) so the best thing to do is run a Full Pit test and post it back here so others in the Pit can see what is in your system and point you in the right way ok :)

 

This is how to do the test and post it back ok>>>http://forums.pcpitstop.com/html/helpfiles/techexphelp.htm

Edited by luluhifi

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Hello crash9116.. :wp:

The test luluhifi is referring to is here, free> http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/default.asp

 

Take the full tests and post the link to your results, then we can further help you.

Any questions, just ask, make your self home here. :)

 

Wademan

 

just an idea of how bad the connection is here, i keep getting timed out. After i click on the key, it tells me to stop so the test can load "it should only take a few seconds, or two minutes on a slow dial-up..." yeah, i keep getting timed out, haha

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you can disable start-up programs by clicking start>run>type, msconfig click ok. then go to start-up tab and uncheck the programs. here is a link that will help you decide if you want/need a certain program. click on task list http://www.answersthatwork.com/

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finaly, test complete! I have to go read on how to post my results real quick.

 

mayb i am not so swift but i cant find where to post the results at, or exactly what to post. I copied the link, is that enough?

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First of all, let's update your Java...yours is too old and vulnerable to malware.

 

Updating Java:

  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u7 allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.

 

Next,

If you don't want the extra "resource hog" that Symantec/Norton provides, install a free Antivirus program:

Choose one from here:

http://internetrotsyourbrain.com/rridgely/freesoftware.htm

 

After doing so, uninstall Norton with their uninstall tool.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...005033108162039

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I'd be looking at these for security:

Antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html < free home version

 

Antispyware: http://www.superantispyware.com/ < free home version

 

To help keep the "baddies" away: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html < also free

 

I also run SpywareGuard: http://majorgeeks.com/SpywareGuard_d3045.html < yup! it's free

 

With Vista you may not need a 3rd party firewall.....

 

:geezer:

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Avira AntiVir has higher detection rates, and some of the best heuristics of all the AVs.

Edited by brandon

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I uninstall these from all HP computers as well.

 

HP Total Care Advisor

(1.4.19.2433)

 

HP Customer Experience Enhancements

(5.4.0.2430)

 

HP Update

(4.000.009.002) (Do your own updates)

 

 

My HP Games

(HPCMPQ1902) (Trial ad supported games)

 

 

Google Desktop ( I find it slows down computers)

 

Viewpoint Media Player

 

Norton Internet Security (Symantec Corporation) Recommend the free ones posted before. Less of a hog and did I say free.

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As for why i am doing this.. I am currently deployed to iraq for the third time, and the internet here is SLOW. I need every bit of help that i can get to speed up the process. It took 134 minutes to download yahoo messenger. I have used Ad Ware SE in the past and had good results. It was simple and seemed to work relativly well. I am not computer savy, but i did go through and make minor changes that were suggested by tweakhound.

 

 

While doing these tweeks will help your overall perfomance, you will be limited to the speed of the internet connection for which not much (if anything) can be done.

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I don't think SpywareGuard is compatible with Vista.

 

Mark

 

I have it on both of my Vista machines :)

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First of all, let's update your Java...yours is too old and vulnerable to malware.

 

Updating Java:

  • Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.
  • Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6u7 allows end-users to run Java applications".
  • Click the "Download" button to the right.
  • Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
  • The page will refresh.
  • Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
  • Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
  • Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
  • Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
  • Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
  • Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
  • Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
  • Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.
Next,

If you don't want the extra "resource hog" that Symantec/Norton provides, install a free Antivirus program:

Choose one from here:

http://internetrotsyourbrain.com/rridgely/freesoftware.htm

 

After doing so, uninstall Norton with their uninstall tool.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...005033108162039

 

I am trying to download the java, but i keep getting this...

 

"your download transaction cannot be approved-contact customer service"

I select windows platform

and the only language option is - Multi Language.

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Q:

Why am I stopped from downloading and getting the message, "Your download transaction cannot be approved. Contact Customer Service."

A:

The Sun Download Center contains important safeguards to ensure compliance with the export regulations of the United States and with Sun's own policies regarding international distribution of software and source code. Sun also enforces all U.S. mandated embargoes and trade sanctions with regards to certain countries.

 

Your account most likely was flagged for review. Please contact Customer Service with your full contact information (name, company, address, phone, email address) and the name of the product you wish to download. We will review your account and reply.

 

I found this on the SUN FAQ page.

 

Mark

Edited by markcynt

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I am trying to download the java, but i keep getting this...

 

"your download transaction cannot be approved-contact customer service"

I select windows platform

and the only language option is - Multi Language.

 

This is the link you're trying to download...right?

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7

Did you accept the agreement?

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This is the link you're trying to download...right?

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7

Did you accept the agreement?

 

yes, i did accept the agreement, and i followed up on one of the above post about the regional restrictions. I appriciate everyones patience with helping me. I just finished installing AdwareAlert, and it found 3756 parasites. Is this all of the protection i will need, or does this just work on certain strains? (I hope this is it because i spent $58) if not, i will get an additional program. Again, i appriciate the help

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