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Two Simple Ways To Keep Your Computer Running Smooth

Updated on April 24, 2014


Pop Ups, add wares, spy wares, viruses, and all the other bits of fun are out there and can seriously harm your computer. Now, I’m not a computer genius or anything like that, but I have found a couple of programs that seem to be saving my computer from all of this. I have been running these couple of programs for four years (which are free to get) and you know, my computer is getting outdated, but runs just fine.

I do run an antivirus program but it’s outdated. There are lots of free antivirus programs, and lots with 30-60 day trials. We’ll get to that later.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried hundreds of spy ware programs, pop up stoppers and a few others; I believe this combination of free to get programs really kept my computer up and running fine. Everyone that I know tried this and found that it instantly had Web Pages coming up faster. One guy had a laptop which wasn’t booting up normal. It was running Windows XP. It starts up and you put in your password……etc…etc… , well, this one was black screen and saying sum mumbo jumbo about a system problem, and took a long time to boot up. I loaded these two programs into the laptop ran them along with the XP maintenance and it works brand new.


I run Windows XP. I ran these programs with Windows 98, and they saved that computer also. I cannot say if it works with other operating systems because I haven’t run anything other than Windows XP for a few years now.

I’m not guaranteeing that this will fix all systems and I will not accept any responsibility of any kind for errors that occur of any kind or any problems along the way.

I am only passing on this knowledge on how I keep my Windows XP system running smooth every day. Try it if you want, or don’t.

Honestly, if you are a site surfer, or do a lot of searches, this is what you need. These programs helped any computer that I’ve installed them on, but remember the risk is yours.

Here’s what I do step by step regular maintenance for Windows XP

Perform these actions first and run them one at a time letting each finish before continuing on with the next.

  1. Open a web-page. Click on tools. Then click Internet options. In this order, delete cookies, delete files and clear history. Then on the upper tab in that same window click content. Then click Clear SSL State and OK and click auto complete. Click clear forms then OK... And clear passwords… then OK.

Then where it says OK and Cancel ….click OK to close box and OK to close the other box.

2 Next right click in an unused area of the taskbar…click properties. On the top left click Start Menu. Click customizes. click Clear List. Click Advanced. Click Clear Lists … Click OK… then Click OK again.

3 In the start menu click control panel. Click on Performance and Maintenance. Click where is says Free up space on your hard disk. Let that program run. When it’s finished a box will open, click OK then click YES in the next box that opens. After that finishes….

4 Follow the same steps as described in #3. This time click Rearrange items on your hard disk to make programs run faster. A window opens, click Defragment and allow this program to run. A window will open to tell you when it’s finished, click close. Then, X out the page.

You should be using the firewall that comes with XP. I received it when I loaded service pack 2 from the site.







These Are The Free Programs

Spybot Search and Destroy is the malware / spyware / adware program that I use to eliminate the little surprises that are gifted to my computer

Panicware is an additional pop up stopper that I use to help keep unwanted pop-ups away.

.........Thanks for reading..............................Phil.

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    • Phil Dapple profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Dapple 

      8 years ago from Ontario,Canada

      Thanks for the info.

    • Salvator profile image


      8 years ago from East Sussex, England

      The other way of making sure that your computer runs smoothly is of course to ditch Windows and run Linux. Kubuntu feels like Windows without all the rubbish, and best of all, no virus, no spyware, no interference from big brother

    • Phil Dapple profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Dapple 

      8 years ago from Ontario,Canada

      Your welcome. I hope it helps.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks very useful.

    • Phil Dapple profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Dapple 

      8 years ago from Ontario,Canada

      Thanks For leaving a comment.

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      Siny J 

      9 years ago from Delhi, India



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