I do not know how familiar you are with Windows 7 but the defrag program in it is vastly improved over past versions and it runs in the background. I have found it to be adequate for me and have not used any other defrag programs since up grading to Win7.
Since several people mentioned cleaning, I looked for a "howto" video for you. I chose this one because it seems professionally done, but that doesn't mean it is the best one on youtube.com. Someone else may point to one they like better.
Cleaning A Computer - Inside and Out
Hmmmm....I have an easier time of cleaning MY computers! -- Explore Xubuntu. Like It? Install It. [Love It]!
Help! I downloaded/installed Core Temp and it installed a Yahoo Toolbar after I expressly said I didn't want it. Now, though Core Temp is uninstalled, I can't get rid of the Yahoo Toolbar. I'm using Firefox.
I looked at All CPU meter, but didn't want to always have the window open on my desktop so canceled installation.
Edit: I can make the toolbar disappear; will see if it stays gone when I restart the browser.
I restarted the browser and still don't see it, but would prefer it not be there at all, even invisible. Thanks in advance for advice on how to go back to the Yahoo-free state I was in before installing Core Temp.
I THINK you can uncheck it if you right click somewhere on the taskbar. It'll give you a list of toolbars installed & you can disable it. Or you can click on View/Toolbars too. As for getting rid of it, I don't know how to do that. Now that I think of it you might try Tools/Add-Ons & see if it's listed in Extensions & hope it has a remove button. -- Explore Xubuntu. Like It? Install It. [Love It]!
The browser isn't allowing me to see my installed extensions so I can't tell if it's there or not. Firefox never refused to show my extensions before.
I decided to use a System Restore point from last night and it worked. After rebooting, the Yahoo option was no longer in Firefox's menus, so all's well with that. Now I've gotta find out why I can't see extensions.
Sometimes those things hide in system temp folder. Try this: Click start/run then type in %temp% it is safe to delete the contents of that folder. If you get a message something is in use, use the skip option on those.
Only found the shortcut I saved to remove the Yahoo toolbar.
There's a reply in the Microsoft thread which I'll go check. If it's not an easy fix, will just uninstall Firefox completely and reinstall. It's been in here less than a week and doesn't even have my bookmarks.