Saturday, September 23, 2006

You can PMCS the Magic Elf Box?

By way of Kateykakes:

LD,

I know you mention the DSL problem, but do you do regular maintenance on your machine, such as:

Adaware or Ewido Spybot
Search & Destroy
CleanUp! or Crap Cleaner
(CC)Swyware Guard
Spyware Blaster
Panicware Popup Stopper
Antivirus
Firewall
Defrag

Also, if you have too many programs running in the background, that can slow your machine up too. A program like StartUp Mechanic or WinPatrol takes the guess work out of messing w/ your System Config. options.

Even though this might not have anything to do w/ your issue, it doesn't hurt to have the necessary tools to help keep your machine running smoothly.

Anyway, hope you get things in order w/ your PC soon.

Regular maintenance?

Hmm.

Umm.

Hmph.

Ahem.

Yes?

LawDog

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Feh.
I run Crap Cleaner daily. I've got Norton Utilities and I defrag the drive every couple of days or so on all my various Winderz boxes. Makes them happy and about as speedy as they can be. So far, the best freeware spybot cleaner I've found is Spybot Search and Destroy. Holler at me if you need any help tracking it down if you want to try it.

Regards,
Rabbit.

Zundfolge said...

Two possible solutions ...

http://www.ubuntu.com/

or

http://www.apple.com/


:D

Janean said...

I like Spybot S & D, as well. And defragging definately helps...
But the key is to know how to do it! :D
'Dog, If you don't have any 14 - 18 year old relatives, head straight to the nearest high school and ask the office for a computer whiz kid you can trust. Hire him for one afternoon to show you what to do and take lots of notes. Computers are one skill that, unfortunately, I have to learn from those younger than myself. It's a humbling experience.

And then, I go help my Mom with her computer :D

kateykakes said...

Lawdog,

Here are all the direct links. I should have done this the first time around:

Adaware
Ewido
CleanUp!
CCleaner
Spyware Guard
Spyware Blaster
Panicware Popup Stopper
AVG Antivirus
Avast Antivirus
Zone Alarm Firewall
Kerio Firewall (gives you full version for 30 days, and then reverts to free version)
WinPatrol
Startup Mechanic

To Defrag:
Start>>All Programs>>Acccessories>>System Tools>>Disk Defragmenter

Also, please keep the following website in mind if you have computer probs and need help: Tankweb.net

PubliusCicero said...

For the unenlightened among us, wot's 'PMCS' stand for?

reno said...

PMCS - Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services. It's a military acronym.

I think LD's got the PC maintenance thing covered.

pax said...

Poor 'Dawg. These modern computers are just too darn complicated! I think you might prefer to use the Pirate Keyboard instead?

pax

Kiki B. said...

I use Zone Alarm Security Suite. It runs my AntiVirus, Firewall and Spyware, as well as other things. I have found it to be the best thing out there for me.