Further instruction for cleaning up computer

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    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

    It is interesting but I have nothing to compare,
    I use the pro version but it's process is barely detectable ?
    800k lowest on the list,
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    Windows 7 Pro-x64

    I speak of the free scanner version as most will download from the suggestions on this forum. If you buy the full active (real time) version then yes it will have full time processes or services.
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    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

    The way I read the comparison list is sas does still check for updates,
    What the free version doesn't do is actually download the updates,
    Would be nice to see if the process takes up roughly the same amount of resources ?
    Which fluctuates a bit from 500k to 1000k I caught it at 800k,
    I've had it so long now I've never even looked at it before
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  4. Posts : 4,161
    Windows 7 Pro-x64

    As I said, I don't see a need for it for the free version. I download it, install it, run it, set the options, it updates and scans. After that, I'm done with it. I don't want extra crap hanging around. MBAM free is different. You run it, update it and scan and it's done. It doesn't leave "droppings" behind like SAS.

    There's a few other apps suggested on this site that "phone home" too but I'm not going to get into that. If you're worried about, look into it. If not, don't. I don't want to step on any toes.
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

    Reclaim space on your hard drive

    Hi, one of the best articles that I've read on the subject is:


    It does include advice on cleaning for advanced users and explains the consequences pretty well.

    I'd always suggest making a system image backup before going ahead with anything other than basic cleaning.
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  6. Posts : 501
    Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks all for helping out on this, I'd never have known about all these crapware removal tools if I hadn't stumbled across this epic community.
    Okay so anyway, as for combofix suggestions, I don't think my dad's computer is too crapped up to use such a powerful tool. I guess I won't touch it unless something ultra bad happens. And I do use SuperAntiSpyware but keep that service running behind disabled so I don't have much problems with it. Thanks again.
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Herd protect is a great other second opinion scanner along with hitman pro. Both can have multiple false positives though, so do not go deleting a bunch of things it finds. You can always post logs if not sure.
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