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Re: [PanoToolsNG] How to speed up your (Windows-) computer

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  • Pat Swovelin
    ... No, my only use of it is on a USB drive with PortableApps for when I m on the road and can t take my notebook with me. ... Great stuff, thanks. ... And
    Message 1 of 16 , Dec 4, 2007
      On 12/4/2007 12:56 PM, Andrew Crawford rambled on about ...:
      >>> Those looking for a free solution might also want to check out the
      >>> ClamWin anti-virus scanner:
      >>> http://www.clamwin.com/ <http://www.clamwin.com/>
      >> Are you using ClamWin and, if so, what do you think of its capabilities?
      >>> Andrew Crawford
      >> Pat Swovelin
      >> Cool Guy @ Large
      > I am only using ClamWin as a secondary malware scanning tool on a custom
      > Windows PE boot disc. It seems to work pretty well for that. My chief
      > complaint is not really specific to ClamWin: the different scanners all
      > use different names for the malware, making it difficult to find enough
      > information to actually remove some malware items (from other people's
      > computers ...).
      > ClamWin can be used as an active real-time scanner on Windows
      > workstations. From my limited experience with that, it seems to work
      > okay. Have you had a different experience?

      No, my only use of it is on a USB drive with PortableApps for when I'm
      on the road and can't take my notebook with me.

      > I do use ClamAV on my Linux-based file servers to do regular scans of
      > all user data.
      > More to the main topic of the thread: there are various built-in
      > services that can be disabled, which may also improve performance some:
      > http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

      Great stuff, thanks.

      > The thing I see slowing down most Windows machines the most is all the
      > unnecessary hidden things running - MSFT Messenger, Adobe Acrobat
      > Assistant, MSFT Office Quick Launch, etc. Stuff like that eats up the
      > RAM and, sometimes, the CPU time, too.
      > Honestly, it takes a few hours to un-gunk a new Windows XP installation
      > to where it performs optimally - even those that come pre-installed on
      > new machines. That's a task that is beyond most normal users. Even for
      > computer professionals, it takes some work to sort out how to do it. I
      > expect most people here are at least "power users" and can probably
      > manage, with some research.

      And help from people like yourself.

      > Andrew Crawford

      Pat Swovelin
      Cool Guy @ Large
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