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  1. #1

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    Hello. I bought a top of the line computer for the speed. Worked fine until now. I keep it clean with Stopzilla and Norton. I am looking for a recommendation before I spend any more money. What programs really work. I tried the one provided on this site and it got stuck and ultimately rejected. Any help I can get would be appreciated. I need details as I am 65 and know very little about computers. My son set me up and he died. Thanks


    This program looks good, but before I pay is it going to do more than stopzilla or Norton. gopcpro Pro 2014 - All-In-One Secuirity & Performance Tool
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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Susanpeabody View Post
    Hello. I bought a top of the line computer for the speed. Worked fine until now. I keep it clean with Stopzilla and Norton. I am looking for a recommendation before I spend any more money. What programs really work. I tried the one provided on this site and it got stuck and ultimately rejected. Any help I can get would be appreciated. I need details as I am 65 and know very little about computers. My son set me up and he died. Thanks


    This program looks good, but before I pay is it going to do more than stopzilla or Norton. gopcpro Pro 2014 - All-In-One Secuirity & Performance Tool
    "until now"--- Could you expand on that please ? What is wrong exactly ?

    Sorry for your loss.
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  3. #3


    If using W8, Windows defender and Malwarebytes. Ccleaner as needed. I've been doing this for years with no problems.

    Of course I'm only 64 and a young whipper-snapper compared to you.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
    If using W8, Windows defender and Malwarebytes. Ccleaner as needed. I've been doing this for years with no problems.

    Of course I'm only 64 and a young whipper-snapper compared to you.
    All free by the way.
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    I don't know much. My laptop is Hewlett Packard. I asked for speed and the man at the store said something about the computer having 8 and a lot of what you need for speed. ram??? gb????? Worked like a charm for 18 months. Now it is really really slow. I tried Norton and stopzilla to clean it up. Did not help. The only new thing I have done recently is download Netflex. I think that was a mistake. Also I had to delete and then bring back my libraries: video, music, documents. What do you know about gopcpro Pro 2014 - All-In-One Secuirity & Performance Tool
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    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7


    Windows defender and Malwarebytes. Ccleaner as needed.
    Agree, fine for normal use of pc & internet. Been using only those for many years, zero problems or virus etc.
    Very sorry for the loss...
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  7. #7


    Posts : 51
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Honestly I wouldn't bother with paid for software. The free ones work just as well.

    CCleaner is a no-brainer.

    Revo Uninstaller does some cleaning.

    RegCure is worthy.

    Can't think of any other programs from the top of my head right now.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Susanpeabody View Post
    I don't know much. My laptop is Hewlett Packard. I asked for speed and the man at the store said something about the computer having 8 and a lot of what you need for speed. ram??? gb????? Worked like a charm for 18 months. Now it is really really slow. I tried Norton and stopzilla to clean it up. Did not help. The only new thing I have done recently is download Netflex. I think that was a mistake. Also I had to delete and then bring back my libraries: video, music, documents. What do you know about gopcpro Pro 2014 - All-In-One Secuirity & Performance Tool
    If you mean Norton antivirus, I used to have it & it slowed things down for me.
    I don't know anything about Stopzilla.

    I recently got Netflix & it hasn't caused any slowdown.
    Quite good audio & video quality.
    My PC is only 1.4 GHz -- 500 GB -- 8GB RAM.

    You might try https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER

    You might run

    sfc /scannow

    &

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in administrator command prompts. ---

    Click image for larger version

    Others here will probably respond also.
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  9. #9


    netflix is not your problem. could be norton. i stopped using norton about 12 years ago because it created more problems than it solved.

    also, if you have more than one antivirus program running, it will slow your system to a crawl. that's probably your problem.
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  10. #10


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Indeed, you should get rid of Norton and Stopzilla. I would not use either of them, even if they were for free.
    You can use Bitdefender Antivirus Free + HitmanPro 3 (it scans at startup) to keep PC fast and safe for free.
    As for the optimizers, they are meant to polish the system a bit, not really to speed it up noticeably.
    CCleaner is a good choice and you can also try Wise Care 365 Free - do not forget to defrag HDD.
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