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Windows: Goodbye, McAfee, Hello Avast!

Windows 10 started lagging for me again. Checking the Task Manager, I saw that McAfee Module Core Service was using huge amounts of memory and disk was 100% again (probably due to swapping/thrashing). It is time to remove McAfee. To … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Performance: Disk at 100%

Windows 10 was lagging like crazy this morning. I opened the Task Manager (using Ctrl-Alt-Del) and discovered that the disk was running 100% of the time. I tried a bunch of things described in How to Fix: 100% Disk Usage … Continue reading

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Windows 7: Time for an Enema

I had to use a Windows 7 lap top that was unusably slow. Here’s how I got it performing slightly better (only one of the two CPUs is being pegged by crappy Windows 7 services now). To see what’s running: … Continue reading

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