[TechAssist] Re: Computer question: unnecessary files

Bill;
Deleting "unnecessary" files has nothing to do with AdAware.
        Although these files (Spam) require computing time to process, most  
computers running over 1 gig clock speed will show little, as far as  
speed.

        I think we went trough this today. Your "Start-Up" programs load  
needed programs into your Resident RAM. If your RAM is not large enough  
to do the swapping in acceptable time, you have too much in your Start  
Up folder.

        If you have not done anything to change this...look for a Virus that  
may have been introduced to do additional "book keeping".

        Do a Virus scan...do an Ad-Aware or whatever you use.
When using Ad-Aware...keep in mind that some programs such as "Auto"  
sign in require cookies, if you erase these, you will have to re-enter  
User and Password. So have a place to refer back to. (I use a Pad and  
Paper)

        In short...if this happened recently...and suddenly...use the MS  
version of (Revert), I use Go-Back...but XP has it's own version.

        Don't go crazy on this...I suspect you went to a Website that probably  
sends more information back.

-Ed-
Ed Gaidies      
Tel-Tek Electronics
Ontario-Canada
teltek3@xxxxxxxxxxxx
teltek@xxxxxxxxx        

On 18-Dec-04, at 5:27 PM, Hoyt's TV wrote:

> Try running AdAware and delete everything it finds.
>
>
> Russ Hoyt
> Hoyt's TV
> Exeter, NH
>
>
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> Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 12:21 PM
> Subject: [TechAssist] Computer question: unnecessary files
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>> Hello folks-  My computer has slowed down a lot lately (operating   
>> system
> is
>> Windows XP). One of the things I was advised to do by a local  tech  
>> is to
>> delete all unnecessary files. I went into my Add Remove Programs   
>> area,
> but I'm
>> having a tough time determining what programs I should keep and  which
> ones I
>> should remove. Is there a general, safe rule to follow here ?   Many
> thanks.
>>
>> Bill
>> Bill's Electronics
>> Chandler, Arizona
>>
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