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Ask your computer questions on my new site: Helpdeskr.net
Welcome!

Welcome to my site. It is my hope that the steps in this site can bring your computer back up to speed. The site is designed to be easy to use, providing step by step instructions for you, the home user, to clean up your own computer.

Warning: Read the pages carefully and in order. DO NOT SKIM THROUGH the pages. If you don't have time to do all the steps now, do a few and return later (use the Progress Checklist to remember where you left off). Do not rush through them and try to get them all done unless you have time to do them all properly. Failure to read the steps carefully will almost certainly result in either 1) Your frustration or 2) You missing a valuable snippet of information. ;)

This site contains a lot of specific instructions. It may seem overwhelming at first, but if you read the instructions carefully, and use the Progress Checklist in the top right of the screen, I can almost guarantee your computer will run much faster.

At the bottom of every page is a link to the next page, so use these links to complete the pages in order instead of jumping around from page to page.

While you are reading through this site, please think of any people you know (friends, family, and co-workers) who could benefit from this site. Please remember to tell them about this site either by Email or the next time you see them. With your help, we can reduce the worldwide impact of viruses and spyware on home computers.

If you are not using Windows (i.e. you are using a Mac or Linux) click here

Thanks, and enjoy the site!

-Mike Binns

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LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Although these instructions have been tested on thousands of computers without incident, and chances of any damage or loss of important data resulting from following these instructions are virtually zero, there always exists a very small chance that something could go wrong. I add the following warning not because I ever believe that anything will happen but because today's lawsuit happy world requires it:

Although I will attempt to assist you (via the contact me form) with issues that arise from following these instructions, you are using this website at your own risk, and I am not legally responsible for any damage or loss of data that may occur related to the use of this website.


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First TimeRefresher
Refresher:
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 Antivirus
 Microsoft Update
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 Remove Programs
 Startup Items
 Temporary Items
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 Format/Reinstall
 Remove Programs
 Install AntiSpyware
 Hosts File
 Remove Viruses
 Install Antivirus
 Microsoft Update
 Automatic Updates
 Setup Firewall
 Install Firefox
 Firefox Extensions
 Startup Items
 Virtual Memory
 Remove Temp Files
 Defragment Drives
 Clean Desktop
 Sign Up for Refresher
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