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Virus scanning and computer optimization

If your computer is running slow or inefficiently or you think you might have a virus, there are a few programs you can run that may help clean things up a bit. Below are instructions for installing Malwarebytes and CCleaner. Both programs are recommended and offer two separate functions for optimizing your computer. Malwarebytes will search and remove files that may have been corrupted, and CCleaner will optimize your computer.

 

Malwarebytes (Virus Scanning)

Navigate to https://www.malwarebytes.com, and follow the instructions provided.

After running the virus scan and removing any identified malware, uninstall Malwarebytes to ensure that it does not interfere with your normal anti-virus software functions. 

Uninstall a program - Windows 10

Uninstall an app - Mac

CCleaner (Computer Optimization)

Navigate to  https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download, and follow the instructions provided.