Computer maintenance

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Aerticeus, Dec 2, 2004.

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    Aerticeus Guest

    Ahem ... it has come to my attention that quite a few people has very
    sophisticated camera kit, very sophisticated software eg PSCS and very
    sophisticated computers.

    But then? They experience performance hits, time lags and other troubles.

    These may be avoided in many cases by some routine computer maintenance
    such as:

    1 - anti virus facilities
    2 - firewall facilities
    and increasingly these last few days
    3 - spy bot identifier and exorcisor
    4 - registry cleaner

    5 - performance monitor & tweaker

    I thought I'd mention it just in case it proves helpful to people out there


    ps - recommendations anyone?

    Aerticeus, Dec 2, 2004
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  2. I have found 'spybot - search and destroy' and 'SpywareBlaster' to be
    useful, and I used to use 'Defendgate SmartFix' until I installed
    Mozilla Thunderbird and Firefox as my email and browser. SmartFix kills
    them both stone dead as soon as I power them up! Oh well. BTW, these are
    all free downloads - check them out!


    "Who cares, wins"
    Pattern-chaser, Dec 2, 2004
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    YAG-ART Guest

    Defragment (yes even NTFS)
    YAG-ART, Dec 2, 2004
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    YAG-ART Guest

    Ad Adware does a better job for me tha SpyBot
    YAG-ART, Dec 2, 2004
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    Frank ess Guest

    Frank ess, Dec 2, 2004
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    Aerticeus Guest


    For what it is worth

    I have switched to Firefox and Thunderbird for NGs only - my PDA works
    too darn well with Outlook)

    And cannot believe the performance uprate.

    CCleaner, Spyblaster and Spybot - search and destroy (all freebies) seem
    to have given this 'pooter a new lease of life

    Aerticeus, Dec 2, 2004
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    JD Guest

    Any problems with the CCleaner?
    JD, Dec 2, 2004
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    JD Guest

    Any problems with CCleaner?
    JD, Dec 2, 2004
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    Don Dunlap Guest

    That's strange - I have just the opposite results. The last time I tried to
    update Adware though, I got a rejection that it couldn't find the URL. Are
    they out of commission? I usually run both just to be on the safe side.

    Don Dunlap
    Don Dunlap, Dec 2, 2004
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    Ken Weitzel Guest

    Hi Don...

    Sounds like you haven't yet upgraded to Adaware SE...

    Take care.

    Ken Weitzel, Dec 2, 2004
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    Don Dunlap Guest

    No I haven't! I try that now.

    Don Dunlap
    Don Dunlap, Dec 2, 2004
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    Eric Gill Guest

    Most of them related to Photoshop CS, apparently.

    I've noticed a severe problem with the Windows swapfile blowing up in 2.4
    gigs pluswhile CS is working, then not downsizing after CS exits.
    Systemwide performance than drops into the toilet.

    The same behavior is not apparent when running PS 7.01.

    In addition to the known conflicts with Antivirus and utilities such as the
    Norton recycle bin, it's looks like PSCS has some memory issues, especially
    on systems with gobs of RAM.
    Eric Gill, Dec 2, 2004
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    Eric Gill Guest

    While I've found that to be true, I've also found running one, then the
    other, is better yet.

    Hell, occasionally I find a nasty that neither can remove. Fortunately, not
    on my machines. It's amazing what not using Outlook and Internet Explorer
    can do for your security.
    Eric Gill, Dec 2, 2004
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    Aerticeus Guest

    Hi JD

    Not a sausage

    I took it steadily and had about 3 pages (or more!) of registry updates
    or revisions.

    It gaives the option to save a copy of the registry - BUT and it is a
    great B-I-G Aerticulean B-U-T

    I aint gonna accept any responsibility if things go wrong on other
    peoples computers. If other people wanna run it it is their full

    Anyways, I started off cautiously (as one does) found it too much of a
    chore (as one does) then revised the whole lot at one go. There was
    stuff there that had been deleted yonks ago...

    I hope this helps JD

    Aerticeus, Dec 2, 2004
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    YAG-ART Guest

    I didn't have any problems. Are you running Ad Adware SE?
    YAG-ART, Dec 2, 2004
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    Don Dunlap Guest


    I downloaded it and tried it. It found two questionable files that it
    flagged and no one else had found. They were not a problem though, since I
    knew what they were, but at least it was more discriminating than before.

    Don Dunlap, Dec 2, 2004
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    Don Dunlap Guest

    I was just pointed to it. I have downloaded it and used it.

    Don Dunlap, Dec 2, 2004
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    Paul J Gans Guest

    Hmm. I've got a gig of memory on a 2.8 Ghz machine
    with 4 gigs of swap. I've had no issues with PSCS.
    Indeed I love it.

    ---- Paul J. Gans
    Paul J Gans, Dec 2, 2004
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    LauraK Guest

    Ad Adware does a better job for me tha SpyBot
    They look for different things. You should run both. Also Spyware Blaster.
    All are free. I run all three without any problems.
    Hijack this! is a great tool. After using it to get everything cleaned up, get
    in the habit of running it once a day to catch anything new that sneaks in.
    There's a good registry cleaner here:
    You can keep up with what's trying to get into your computer and how to keep it
    out/get it out here:
    web design, print design, photography
    LauraK, Dec 3, 2004
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    Hecate Guest

    Spy Sweeper or SpyBot Search and Destroy plus Adaware (Spysweeper will
    deal with Spysweeper AND adware - S&D is really best for spyware, and
    Adaware for adware, so you need them both if you go that route).
    Common sense for lots of useful free apps
    As above.
    Hecate, Dec 3, 2004
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