with help from Bylo and Shakespeare and ...
PC stuff ... and assorted maintenance tasks
My PC often acts strangely, slowly, doesn't pay attention, sleeps when it shouldn't and ...
>So, fix it!
There was a time when I knew lots about computers. Now I know practically nothing.
That's also true about cars. Once upon a time I could lift up the hood and recognize everything there. Now ...
>That's also true about PCs, right?
Yes, so as I larn things I thought I should stick 'em here ... at least for Windows XP
If you run a virus scan, it's a good idea to (temporarily) turn off System Restore until the scan is complete.
Symantec / Norton anti-virus says:
"... if the computer is infected with a virus, then it is possible that the virus could be backed up by System Restore.
By default, Windows prevents System Restore from being modified by outside programs. As a result, there is the possibility
that you could restore a virus-infected file ..."
Here's something interesting about internet security ... if you delete cookies, and feel comfortable after having done that.
a cookie bypass that you may not be aware of
>I take it you were NOT aware of it, right?
I'm rarely aware of anything these days. Anyway, the fixes are
Virtual Memory Optimization Guide
a better Disk Defragmenter
Firefox : a better browser
Cacheman 5.5.0 : memory management
Everything you wanted to know about XP tweaking