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    Clearing stuff from computer

    Not very computery but is their a way to clear out all the suggesions that come up when you start typing something in the google search box and are there any other areas or ways to clear other stuff out of the memory i think its filled up with to much shit and its making it slow ive had it for a while and never done a clear out on it cheers

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    you need to water it more frequently, also some blood and bone will help
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    .. is their a way to clear out all the suggesions that come up when you start typing something in the google search box ..
    You mean you want to clear out your porn search terms?
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    No all the other stuff so it makes those ones easier to find

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    Download ccleaner. Its cleans out heaps of old crap and makes computers start and run much quicker. The free version is ok. I've been using it for years. https://www.ccleaner.com/

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    If you are logged into google it will more often than not be googles cache. I run several computers, all logged in to google. If I search for something on one machine it will be on the suggestion list for the others. Can be handy.
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    Sounds like you need a Registry cleaner, it biffs out unimportant bits of info, a bit like chucking out magazines and junkmail.

    A Defragger is also a help, it puts everything back where it should be.

    Have a search on your computer to see if you have one or both installed already.

    If not, try downloading a free registry cleaner like Slim Cleaner, which does both.

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    Dunno what web browser you're using, but throw "turn off search suggestions Chome/Firefox/Internet Explorer" into Google and you should find steps on how to stop other people's common search queries cluttering your quest for ... whatever. Also, Google how to clear your search history and cache and do it.

    Actually, if you are using Internet Explorer (or the newer incarnation called Edge), please just ditch it at this point and switch to using Chrome (or Firefox, whatever, just not IE). Add the uBlock Origin extension to enjoy almost completely ad-free internet browsing. It's surprising how much of a difference an ad blocker alone can make. It's because web pages have to be "downloaded" for you to view them, and if the site contains ads, then those are additional images/videos that take additional time and bandwidth to download before pages are finished loading.

    I also suggest taking 10 minutes to learn how to create and organise your favourites for your frequently visited sites. A little bit like adding a cheek piece to a rifle or putting an ammo pouch on your belt to make your rig more ergonomic, organising your computer to make it as "ergonomic" as possible won't make it faster or better but it will just make it nicer/easier for you to use.

    CCleaner is a handy utility but unless you want to delve into the settings of it, I suggest you uninstall it after having it do a clean of your computer. That's because newer versions have gotten increasingly (unnecessarily?) "feature rich" and it's become something that'll run continuously, making it just another program that's running in the background, consuming memory.

    Whilst you're uninstalling stuff, uninstall any stupid toolbars that you didn't deliberately install yourself. If the computer still has software/games that came pre-installed on it that you have still never used (or don't even know what it does), uninstall those too. Be careful not to uninstall anything important e.g. drivers for WiFi.

    Personally, I dislike both McAfee and Norton anti-virus. If you take care not to go to dodgy websites, if you don't click on links in random emails, then all it does is slow you down. Uninstall that shit, if you have it. Windows Defender works fine and I use MalwareBytes on top of that whenever I feel like giving my laptop a full scan. It's lightweight and runs on-demand vs McAfee/Norton.

    Go through the contents of your downloads and documents folders, and your desktop. Delete what you don't want/need and empty the recycle bin. This probably won't help with speed (if it does, it'll be negligible) but it will free up some space.

    That'll all help... to an extent. Nothing you do to your computer will cure a slow internet connection. Computers will also generally slow down over time, as updates to the Operating System generally slow it down as they add up (an unfortunate side effect of fixing security issues).

    * Standard disclaimer: Neither family, friends, internet strangers, hobos, the pope - or anyone else - is responsible for any issues you have with your computer that you think may be linked to any advice you followed from them, ever, ever, ever.

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    If win 10 it has windows administrative tools,click the four squares down there on the left will take you to it. Go to whatever browser you are using and in the settings the cache can be cleared and autofill suggestions changed.

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    Ok cool got a few things to try ive got windows 10 i think theres to much shit in it and the sound starts running ahead of the picture ive got an older computor that i put a new hard drive in and fot it to go eventually and its fine ad far as sound pics go maybe because it hasnt dilled up with,shit yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Not very computery but is their a way to clear out all the suggesions that come up when you start typing something in the google search box and are there any other areas or ways to clear other stuff out of the memory i think its filled up with to much shit and its making it slow ive had it for a while and never done a clear out on it cheers
    Use www.duckduckgo.com which does not store your searches, or anything about you, does not build a profile of the results you like to find (does not "bubble" you - a really creativity choking thing about Google search results), and does not bring up old search terms. Compare duckduckgo to Google makes Google look creepy.
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