Clean Windows

CCleaner – http://www.ccleaner.com/ – is a great program. I used it again on a pokey laptop and combined with a defrag of the hard disk it made a nearly unusable installation of XP run like a champ. Here is a direct link to the file – http://drop.io/edsblogs/asset/ccsetup226-zip

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Hacking the Wii

was a little wary of hacking my new Wii – but the software is getting better. I tried Orb and Tversity for streaming content – both are kinda rough still and my movies streamed over my wireless network from my main pc upstairs stop at about 1 hour – a limitation in the Wii with flash format. The Wii with the Homebrew channel, though, will play DVDs and avi files off a sd card. Great for those torrent movies. 😈 ]

here is a link to get started – http://hbc.hackmii.com/about/ – I used the bannerbomb hack and it worked great! Next is Linux on my Wii!!!!

More on antivirus and spyware

Well – I have been trying out all the free antivirus programs on various computers and I have a few new recommendations:

Avira Antivir – one of the best in my experience. Works without slowing your machine and doesn’t nag about upgrades or offers.
http://www.free-av.com/en/trialpay_download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html

Avast Antivirus – I have seen this one catch viruses on two of my personal computers and one client computer – but not good for older machines or if you have DSL internet – the update at startup takes a lot of system resources and can be annoying to wait for it to finish.
http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Lavasoft Adaware – essential for modern computing on the internet. Get it, run it and watch it find all the nasty stuff that is on your computer. It is a big download and takes a while to run, but is worth it.
http://download.cnet.com/Ad-Aware-Anniversary-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5

And the biggie – MalwareBytes Antimalware -If your machine is acting weird this is the first thing to try – it finds all the nasties.
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button