posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 02:19 PM
Originally posted by Genya
Originally posted by who
I have XP on one machine and 2000 on another, work units are consistantly faster on the 2000 machine. the xp machine has a faster processor too.
Interesting - thanx for the info re different O/S's!!
Yes, DK is extremely good - very fast compared to the defragger that comes with WinXP!! Thanx for the "gen" on Pest Control as well - I've heard of
it but haven't tried it. I use Tweak XP Pro, Smart Cleaner, Easy Cleaner and Internet Sweeper for main cleaning purposes (there is some duplication
of resources!!) but each has it's merits.
I also run Lavasoft Adaware, as it is very easy to configure, is updated regulary (it seems almost daily at times!) and it sure does find data miners
and the like.
I'll go check out Pest Patrol, however, and consider...
[Edited on 6-2-2004 by Genya]
Be VERY careful with Pest Patrol, it listed MANY programs as backdoor and trojan programs that absolutely were NOT....I found it just TOO much hassle
to have to double check EVERYTHING it wanted to remove before allowing it to remove things...
For example... It detects VNC as a backdoor program! VNC does not hide from you, and requires you to enter a password when you set it up. It is a
remote access program that lets me use my home computer from work(and vice versa.) I highly recommend it to anyone who needs such functionality, as
the source code is available and if you are REALLY paranoid, you can compile it yourself and KNOW that it does not contain anything 'extra.'
And that was one that I could at least understand it flagging as a POSSIBLE risk...But NO...It outright stated it as a hacker tool and that it must be
The others it found were less understandable than that!!!
AdAware and Spybot do not have this problem at all.
Also be careful of a lot of the other spyware removal programs out there...A LOT of them have provisions in the EULA(if you read them) that allow them
to install their OWN spyware and adware on your machine!!!
On win2000 or xp, the command line version of Seti@home will run a LOT faster. In some cases, even faster than the Linux version...
My Pentum 366 machine running Linux completed 2-3 units in the time it took my Pentum 700 win98SE machine to complete 1 unit!!!
My AthlonThunderbird 900 xp machine runs about 2 to 3 units in the time my Pentum4 1.7 Win2000 machine does 1 unit.
[Edited on 17-3-2004 by jamesraykenney]