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http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=22578109

 

Several items are listed in one tab as unknown or such but then as required or such in another ???? SiteAdvisor is one.....I've already forgotten in the time it took me to get here :blushing:

And why shouldn't I run Avg's Realtime scanner? I thought that was the object of a virus scanner.

 

And then there's my lousy performance results. I did this test yesterday, then went & reduced my System Restore but today's is too much yet. And the last thing I did before clicking on the test today was delete my Temp. IE files & cookies, yet today shows me with ??mb Temp. files....forgot that figure too :blushing: .

 

I am trying to do these corrections on my own but am a novice. I'm living on just a small Soc. Sec. check so really can't afford to buy your suggested programs. I did finally install Windows Defender just for help in the area of "start-ups", but found I didn't really understand how to use it, then forgot to uninstall it before coming here to run test, oops.

 

Thanks for any advice, help, etc. you can give me.

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Each of the Recommended Fixes in the first page of your test results is a clickable link that will open a page with specific suggestions how to resolve each issue.

 

The only process I see listed as unknown is for the McAfee SiteAdvisor, McSACore.exe, which means it has not yet been added to the running processes database. I do not see it listed anywhere as 'required'. It is listed in the installed programs and correctly classified.

 

avgcsrvx.exe hogs CPU cycles:

 

http://www.avgforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=1...b973db135b843e4

 

http://forums.avg.com/ww.avg-free-forum?se...ow&id=13257

 

Try updating and reinstalling AVG to resolve the issue.

 

The recommendation for system restore space is less than 2GB's.

 

Try CCleaner for the junk files:

 

http://www.ccleaner.com/

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Thanks Guy, sorry, I mis-read which section SiteAdvisor was in.

 

And now, I'm probably putting this question in the wrong forum but am doing so just because my test results are already listed here, go ahead & move it if it should be elsewhere. My question concerns an out dated driver which has been listed as old in my last umpteen tests but I've never done anything with it 'cuz I figured other problems were more important, but mainly because I've never done anything with drivers & quite frankly, don't have the foggiest idea about them. Sooo, for a "puter dummy", what's the easiest & safest way for me to do this? If I click on whatever link or recommended solution, ( sorry, have forgotten how it's worded ) where does that take me? Sorry, I have a "very wide yellow streak down my back" & don't want to get into something,someplace where I'll be completely lost & mess things up.

 

Thanks for your patience,

grits

 

XP Home SP3

IE 7

Avast now....got rid if AVG a cpl. days ago

SpywareBlaster

MBAM

not sure what else I should list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each of the Recommended Fixes in the first page of your test results is a clickable link that will open a page with specific suggestions how to resolve each issue.

 

The only process I see listed as unknown is for the McAfee SiteAdvisor, McSACore.exe, which means it has not yet been added to the running processes database. I do not see it listed anywhere as 'required'. It is listed in the installed programs and correctly classified.

 

avgcsrvx.exe hogs CPU cycles:

 

http://www.avgforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=1...b973db135b843e4

 

http://forums.avg.com/ww.avg-free-forum?se...ow&id=13257

 

Try updating and reinstalling AVG to resolve the issue.

 

The recommendation for system restore space is less than 2GB's.

 

Try CCleaner for the junk files:

 

http://www.ccleaner.com/

 

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Good choice on the Avast.

 

Sound drivers are usually the most likely to have something go wrong.

 

Unless you are having issues with the sound, I would not install the driver directly from the Realtek site unless you are familiar with how to roll back a driver if something goes wrong.

 

Asus does list an audio update specifically for your motherboard here:

 

http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx

 

You want to select motherboards, socket am2/am2+, am3, model M2V-MX, audio driver.

 

Downloading from Asus would be much safer.

 

Clicking the links in OverDrive just show a little more information about the driver and offer Driver Alert for sale.

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