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         Use Caution when using these Tips & Programs, I'm not telling you to do this, I'm telling you what I did on my own computer. If you "don't" know what you're doing, "don't do it" ! Please read about it first!!

        Removing all index.dat files from your computer

        • 1-Reboot computer and press F8 (or maybe F5 - depending on your setup) to get into advanced boot options. 
        • 2-Select "safe mode with command prompt"
        • 3-Then log in as administrator.
        • 4-Next you get to the root prompt by typing "CD\" and press enter.
        • 5- Finally, type: "del index.dat /s" and press enter.
        • 6-Brand New index.dat files will start to be created as soon as you  reboot your machine.
        • 7-You will be starting out fresh again.
        • 8-Then, if you use a free overwriting program like Eraser (found at SOURCE FORGE before defragging; and your internet activities will be much harder to trace.

        To view All Hidden System Files

        • 1-Left click start, left click ControlPanel, left click FolderOptions, click the View tab,
        • 2-Now scroll down to Hidden Files & Folders, click the Show Hidden Files & Folders, uncheck Hide Extensions for Known FileTypes,click OK & close the Controlpanel.
        • 3- Now left click Start, left click Explorer, click the + to expand each line,  start with +MyComputer +LocalDiskC +Windows, left click INF file, look for & right click to open in NotePad the file sysoc.inf.
        • 4-On each line look for the word Hide found at the end of each line between comas, on all lines delete the 4 letters  Hide  only, leave comas, at the top click File & click Save.
        • 5-Left click the red X & close the File.
        • 6-Right click on sysoc.inf  & click install.
        • 7-Now you can view all hidden System Files.
        • 8-This helps for Tweaking files & to search for Attackers hiding in files.

        System Virtual Memory Tweaks

        • 1-Tweak to use RAM Chips over Disk FileSwap.
        • 2-If your computer has over 512mb Memory go to ControlPanel.
        • 3-Left click System, left click Advanced tab,  under Performance left click Settings button, click Advanced tab.
        • 4-For Processor Scheduling &  Memory Usage click both for Programs.
        • 5-Under VirtualMemory click Change button, change to no paging files, click OKs & reboot.
        • 6-Now Memory Chips will be used which is faster than FileSwap written on Disk.
        • 7-So some do like Virtual Memory, most set it to 1.5 times the amount of Memory.
        • 8-To tweak it set to 2 times the Memory.
        • 9-To Max it try 3 times the amount of Memory & it may go faster.
        • 10-If you have more than 1 Hard Drive on your sytem you may also move the Page Files to a hard drive with out the OS on it's location.
        • 11-Kinda leaves room for the system to operate on it's own hard drive.

        To help BootUp & Windows load faster

        • 1-Left click Start. left click Run, type msconfig, click OK.
        • 2-Left click StartUp tab, uncheck unneeded programs at Startup.
        • 3-Llike Messengers & CD Check, programs you can start from the StartMenu or Icons on Desktop, click Apply or OK.
        • 4-Left click RestartNow.
        • 5-In Alert Message that pops-up when loading Desktop, put check in, "DoNotShowMessageAgain" & OK, this will help load faster.
        • 6-A good program i use and is free is msconfigcleanup and what it does is remove the unchecked ones from the list.
        • 7-Click here on msconfigcleanup to go to download.