The way you use your time is the way you live your life.
Posted on February 24, 2014, under Time and Technology.
And de-cluttering gives you a boost whether your clutter is in your physical space, your mental space, or the nooks and crannies of your virtual world. No matter where it resides, clutter drains our energy, stresses us, and slows us down.
So, I was happy to read about a free tool for de-cluttering the software on your computer. It’s called FreeFixer and what it does is scan your computer and then offer you a very detailed report regarding the software applications, extensions and processes that are running.
It also offers some guidelines about what may be safe to remove – and what may not be. It looks for potentially damaging items, as well as items that may be broken or maybe just not needed. This can be extremely helpful, as what it enables you to do is weed out software that is likely either damaging or significantly slowing down your computer.
Anyone who has waited while a slow computer processes a task knows how these moments add up, eat precious time, and contribute to rising stress levels!
My VA ran this de-cluttering tool on her PC and FreeFixer returned a very detailed (and she said, slightly daunting) report. Here’s how FreeFixer describes itself:
FreeFixer is a general purpose removal tool which will help you to delete potentially unwanted software, such as adware, spyware, trojans, viruses and worms. FreeFixer works by scanning a large number of locations where unwanted software has a known record of appearing or leaving traces. The scan locations include the programs that run on your computer, the programs that start when you reboot your computer, your browser’s plug-ins, your home page setting, etc.
FreeFixer offers a wealth of information and a forum for users, so that you can find out what others have decided to do about a particular extension or application.
Next to each item in your scan is a “more info” link that does just that – offers more information about the particular item. This information includes any data about malicious activity associated with the item, as well as what other users have done with it. Here you also have the option of adding your own vote – so you are able to add to the data that others may use down the road.
The FreeFixer Library also looks like an excellent resource. Here you’ll find continually-updated lists of the most unwanted files and applications. It’s another good place to check into items that come up on your scans. And remember the caution that they give (and I echo): If in doubt, DON’T remove an item … as removing something vital could drastically affect the way your computer works.
So be cautions … and here’s to your time success!
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