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Bob's Tool Box for Workstation Clean-up
*) Back-up - Cleanup -  Remove - Update -

1) Always Back-up First

   To an External USB Drive (200GB only cost $79 - 500GB $139)

2) Delete All Temp files

     Internet Explorer - Tools - Internet Options
           General Tab - Temporary Internet files -
           Temporary Internet files  Delete Files & Cookies
           Settings - Set Amount of Space to 1 MB for DSL users
                 (otherwise 10 MB is enough)
Check These Folders with the Windows Explorer (File Manager):
Delete all these Files under these folders, not the Folders.

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Temp

3) Run Stinger Free from Network Associates
       The Stinger looks for the Top Virus & worms of the day so
       you'll need to download it each time you run it (Weekly or Monthly) 

4A) Run
SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition This is the latest and greatest in the ever mounting war against: Adware, Malware, Virus, Trojans & RootKits. There is a Pro version that cost about $20 to $39. You should run this several time until it reports that you're all clean.

You may need to run one or both of the next two software, sometimes the bad guys hide them self to one of these removal tools so you'll need to re check with more than one cleaner.

4B) Run
Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition 
     Download Ad-Aware the first time, use this link for a safety
     When you Ad-Aware you get a lot of links to pretenders.  
          When using Ad-Aware Always Update first
          Look to the lower right corner for the Update Button & Start Button
  Remove - Rerun 2 or 3 time until it shows All Zeros (0)

4C) Run
Spybot - Search & Destroy  
     Update First then run - More help from the Spybot S&E Help

5) Free AVG Antivirus software Website This is the only free Anti Virus Software I recommend.

Some times you need to turn off the "System Restore" off &/or Run in "Safe Mode" if the above doesn't solve the problem. Then do all the above again.

6) MS Updates - Internet Explorer - Tools - Windows Updates

7) Back-UP - Again

8) Defrag - Right Click on the Drive - Properties - Tools - Defrag

9) Create Restore Point - Start - Help - Restore Point

If this doesn't solve your problems you may need to remove the hard drive from

Advanced Uninstaller Pro  * trial version
 HijackThis.exe & other tools can be gotten from:



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Bob Student
San Francisco, CA 94124