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  • Question

  • how do I know wich programs or processes I DONT need??? That I can uninstall????  plz help;( pc is so slow after regular defrags, disc clean ups and virus searches!!!!  all pc geeks welcome lol   peace  x
    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 1:52 PM

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  • Hi, newbeewithissues.

    One of the best ways to find out of a process is good or bad is to simply Google the name of it. You will usually find an answer from other people struggling with the same crapware. There is a very fine line between viruses and apps that slow down your machine (crapware).

    Make sure your anti-virus program is updated. If you need one and are running Windows 7 or older (Windows 8.x+ already comes with Windows Defender instead), download and install the free MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/microsoft-security-essentials.aspx

    Microsoft also offers a free tool used to clean up all the crapware on your machine. Usually, you get this installed and it automatically runs via Windows Update. However, you can also download and run this utility safely on your machine. It's updated frequently. Download it (free, of course) here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx

    Scan your entire machine.

    At your own risk, you can reboot to Safe mode (if you know how to do this) and scan your entire machine. In Safe mode, you can also uninstall the apps or permanently disable them because they aren't loaded into memory to protect themselves. The startup entries in the registry need to be removed as well or else you will get a bunch of error messages every time you boot up your machine.

    Do all of this at your own risk! I am NOT responsible if you don't know what you're doing to your computer and you permanently damage your Windows installation. Find someone else (such as a professional) who is qualified. The registry is the brains of Windows. Making changes to the registry is brain surgery. You can easily lobotomize your machine with one simple screw-up so it will never run again.

    Learn more about computer security for non-professionals here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cu_sc_virsec_master

    You are correct - this is the wrong forum. Check out all the forums in Microsoft's Ask community, including the Security forums here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/ask-community/

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 3:50 PM
    Answerer

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  • how do I know wich programs or processes I DONT need??? That I can uninstall????  plz help;( pc is so slow after regular defrags, disc clean ups and virus searches!!!!  all pc geeks welcome lol   peace  x

     sorry if this is wrong forum!!

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 2:02 PM
  • Hi, newbeewithissues.

    One of the best ways to find out of a process is good or bad is to simply Google the name of it. You will usually find an answer from other people struggling with the same crapware. There is a very fine line between viruses and apps that slow down your machine (crapware).

    Make sure your anti-virus program is updated. If you need one and are running Windows 7 or older (Windows 8.x+ already comes with Windows Defender instead), download and install the free MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/microsoft-security-essentials.aspx

    Microsoft also offers a free tool used to clean up all the crapware on your machine. Usually, you get this installed and it automatically runs via Windows Update. However, you can also download and run this utility safely on your machine. It's updated frequently. Download it (free, of course) here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx

    Scan your entire machine.

    At your own risk, you can reboot to Safe mode (if you know how to do this) and scan your entire machine. In Safe mode, you can also uninstall the apps or permanently disable them because they aren't loaded into memory to protect themselves. The startup entries in the registry need to be removed as well or else you will get a bunch of error messages every time you boot up your machine.

    Do all of this at your own risk! I am NOT responsible if you don't know what you're doing to your computer and you permanently damage your Windows installation. Find someone else (such as a professional) who is qualified. The registry is the brains of Windows. Making changes to the registry is brain surgery. You can easily lobotomize your machine with one simple screw-up so it will never run again.

    Learn more about computer security for non-professionals here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cu_sc_virsec_master

    You are correct - this is the wrong forum. Check out all the forums in Microsoft's Ask community, including the Security forums here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/ask-community/

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 3:50 PM
    Answerer