Norton or McAfee
These products work but they are resource
hogs. Replace with Grisoft
AVG Anti Virus and see how much faster your computer runs. AVG
works great and it's half the price you pay for Norton or McAfee.
They even have a free version for personal use.
If you're not using AOL then
you should uninstall everything related to it. Typical AOL installations
eat tons of memory and CPU power; even when you're not on line.
If you're using AOL in addition
to high speed Internet service (Comcast, Qwest DSL)...Keep the high
speed Internet and dump AOL. You're paying AOL for a "connection"
to the Internet that Comcast/Qwest is already providing.
Start Up Processes
careful here! If you don't know what something is, Google it
before you kill it.
Click on START
and then click on RUN
in the prompt and click on OK
box next to any program that you want to kill the next time windows