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When it comes to keeping your computer running well and virus and spyware free, here are a few helpful suggestions:
When your system begins to run slow, you may have a hard drive getting ready to go bad. The way to check it and improve the performance is to run a windows check disk on the hard drive.

 Click on lower left on windows 7 or upper right on Windows 8 (search)

Type cmd when cmd appears in window, right click and run as adminstrator.

Next type chkdsk /f and press enter. I windows will appear answer Y to question if you want to schedule check disk.

The system will need to restart after you choose this option, to perform the surface scan on the hard drive to look for problems and attempt to fix them.

If your hard drive is over 3 years old, it maybe a good idea to plan to replace it. The cost of a new 1 TB drive is around $75.00.

After the check disk finishes, the computer will come to your login screen, or back into windows if you do not have a login.

See if the PC runs better and proceed to step 2.

The hard drive can become corrupt and files fragmented, so it is a good idea to run a defrag on the hard drive. This will rearrange your data in a more efficient manner.
Click on lower left on windows 7 or upper right on Windows 8 (search)

Type cmd when cmd appears in window, right click and run as adminstrator.

Next type defrag c: /u /v and press enter

Do not run any other programs while this is running.

 After defrag is complete, restart your PC and see how it is doing.

 The next thing to do is clean out your temp files.

Type del /q/f/s %TEMP%\* and press enter
Another troubleshooting for speed and problems, is to remove all startup items from your msconfig file.

To remove these startup items do the following:
Click on lower left on windows 7 or upper right on Windows 8 (search)

Type cmd when cmd appears in window, right click and run as adminstrator.

Type start msconfig then press enter

click startup tab and click disable all.

Then restart your computer. When it starts a box will appear stating that msconfig was changed, click OK or the Yes?

Check your PC and see how it is doing. Most programs will still work when you click on them, but you may need to re enable your virus protection. To do so repeat the above procedure and put a check mark next to your virus protection listed.
After you have done these clean-up procedures, you probably want to clean your internet explorer and google chrome on add ons. To remove these and reset your browser, do the following:

Type inetcpl.cpland press enter. This will open up the internet options box.

Go to the advanced Tab on the right, and click reset on lower right. Then click close and close and reopen internet explorer.

See how it is doing???
To reset google chrome, go to upper right corner of window in google chrome, and click the 3 lines and choose settings, then show advanced settings. Go to the bottom of page and click reset settings. Close and reopen Google chrome and see how it is doing???
The next step in cleaning your PC is to check for and remove viruses, spyware and malware.

1st go to google and search for combofix download. Click the result at the top where it says downloading combofix. This will take you to bleepingcomputer.com, and begin the download. Open the download when it is complete, AFTER you have disabled any virus software you have running.

This is a great tool, and answer Yes to all its questions. It will open up a blue dos window while it is cleaning. When it is complete, you will see a white window with black writing telling you what is has removed. Close this box and restart your computer, and see how it does???
If you are still having problems, then we need to try some other tools.
A free spyware removal program is available called superantispyware.com download the free edition and run to cleanup additional spyware.

 Other tools maybe required for other problems.

We offer remote support via the internet for $75.00 to remove and cleanup you pc.

Call Steve @ 704-528-4050 with questions

or to schedule an appointment.