K asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

FREE download to clean up computer ?! ?

What is a good free download to clean my computer out. I accidently deleted my Mccafee, a month ago and now my computer is running awfully. I scanned it and there is 455 problems that need to be resolved. A program that is absolutely free that can fix these? Please, I need my computer for school.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Glarysoft.com. Glary Utility's. Ccleaner.com. Both of these will clean out your machine of old temp files and registry keys. Glary will do more than that. If you mean to get rid of bugs' viruses' trojans and such. The Kaspersky on line scanner. It's free and will work better than those other free AV's that people on here seem to love so much. Stay away from AVG' AVAST there junk. You can also click Start' Run' Type in the box mrt Click ok. That will run the microsoft malicious soft ware removal tool.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    I am a developer at Microsoft so I know a thing or two about computers. The best PC cleaner and antivirus program is PC Health Boost, it's very light and it's the only antivirus/cleaner with a 99.99% detection rate.

    It's also a PC booster so your computer will be running faster than nomal. Download it here for free: http://www.pcboostsoftware.com

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    One questions for you.

    Which program did you use to find those 455 problems?

    Do you need antivirus program, anti trojan, malware, spyware, or in general to clean up your computer from all the junk, or for fixing registry problems?

    P.S. Defrag will not help you to fix problems. It will arrange files for faster acces only.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Avast makes a great anti virus program (I haven't trusted AVG since they started flooding the internet with crap traffic)

    http://www.avast.com

    There is no single program that will protect you against all malware / spyware programs. The best is to run a combination of Spyware Search & Destroy and Ad-aware.

    http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

    &

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

    Source(s): Years of experience
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Two affirmations to start: 1) Do not reformat or use system restore to start from new as it is too harsh and you should do it only as a last resort.

    2) Do not copy your documents elsewhere as this will only spread the Malware and do NOT use your Email until this is cleaned.

    Now for the main part: This is Malware, deeply rooting itself in your system (some even hide in your router's firmware). Virus scanners and the Restore Point Utility are not good things to use against such invasion for this reason alone.

    Get the programs I listed from another computer (Internet Café, Public Library or friend's computer) onto a USB stick as Malware blocks you from downloading protection. A word of caution, be sure to read all programs help files completely before using them. If you still cannot use MBAM, rename it Alteregobytes to confuse the Malware (but be sure to keep the .exe extension on it) and use it as alternative for part A of the following solution.

    TRYING MBAM ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH AS YOU NEED A COMPLETE SOLUTION, here is one (use programs in the order stated):

    A) Download MBAM (MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware): http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/... - Install the application and make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish ( If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version ).

    Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan ( The scan may take some time,so please be patient ). When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected ( When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart ).

    B) Try the tricks and free programs I use: 1) Clean browsers junk.

    Method One (now): In Internet Explorer (IE), click the Tools menu, then Delete Browsing History and in the box, click the Delete all button (bottom left) and Yes.

    In Firefox (FF), go to tools, clear private data, make sure all boxes are checked and then click on the clear private data now button.

    Method Two (Normal use: Every 14 days - Heavy use: Every 7 days): In IE, click the Tools menu, Delete Browsing History and in the box that opens, do these: a) click the button near Temporary Internet Files, click Yes and wait for the box that opens to close.

    b) click the button near History, click Yes and wait for the box that opens to close and finally, click the close button (bottom right) to finish.

    In FF, Go to tools, clear private data and uncheck all except Browsing History, Cache and Authenticated Sessions boxes then click on the clear private data now button.

    Note: Close browser when done to clear cookies still in memory. For other browsers or versions of the programs, check help files for guidance on doing cleanup.

    2) Turn off the restore point utility ( Guide for XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310405 and Vista: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Hel... )

    3) Use this free cleaner: http://www.glaryutilities.com/gu.html to remove junk and remnants files.

    4) Use a "Disk defragmenter".

    5) Turn restore point utility back on. (see part 2)

    6) Do not use toolbars (spyware).

    7) Persisting problem after this, get Avira: http://www.download.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Fre... plus an Email scanner ( http://www.spamdel.com/ OR http://www.glenn.delahoy.com/software/files/Inbox.... ). Already have a scanner, make sure your virus database is updated BUT do not use AVG free (Too many false positives).

    8) If the problem is very stubborn and you have a router, visit its web site and check for firmware that is more recent than your version. If FOUND, download and install, if NOT, use the router's reset switch, both methods return it to factory settings. "WARNING": Gather router install CDs, guides, passwords before doing this as you will need to do all connections again.

    By doing so, you are on your way to being well protected BUT never relax your guard !

    Source(s): Links listed, experience in buying (3 years for the Government before retirement) and computing (26 years including 9 years for internet)
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  • 1 decade ago

    Mcaffee is terrible in my mind. I'd go with a solid and i mean *solid registry cleaner. usually you have to pay for a good one. After that and once youve ran that and are clear of everything.. there are tons of free good anti virus out there at download.com. heres the best registry cleaner ive found. email questions

    http://registrygenius.truthfulspending.net/

    Source(s): years and years exp
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  • 1 decade ago

    google 'Avast'. You can download a free program that will clean up your computer and protect it in the future.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Also tyr having spybot anduse the first global setting for updates and get AVG 8.omight make a diffrence as well!

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  • 1 decade ago

    u need to download windows clean up its free and i run mine several times a week it a very good free program

    Denise

    Source(s): www.windowscleanup.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    Mcafee is a hog and dose not offer much protection.Try avira av personal(free),ad aware free and zone alarm firewall for protection.they all are free and bear in mind that avira may annoy you with ads to upgrade to the full version.if you don't like ads then my choice is avg.......

    Or you can try kaspersky internet security 2009(not free) and get the keygen from youtube...

    <<<(I do not like keygens and am offering them for advice)>>>

    Source(s): www.youtube.com www.freeav.com www.avg.com www.zonealarm.com www.kaspersky.com
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