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Need help cleaning up computer

By padfoot86
Mar 12, 2009
  1. I have all these programs in my add/remove programs list & I don't even know what most of them are or if I should remove them. So I'm hoping if I list the things I don't know about, someone can tell me what I should & shouldn't remove? I have a Dell laptop & wireless internet.

    Adobe Shockwave Player
    Bonjour
    Broadcom Management Programs
    Conexant HDA D110 MDC v.92 Modem
    Digital Content Portal
    Digital Line Detect
    Documentation & Support Launcher
    Earthlink setup files
    EducateU
    Games, Music & Photos Launcher
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 update 11
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 update 3
    J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 update 6
    Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v.1.4.2_03
    Java (TM) 6 Update 2
    Java (TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1
    Learn 2 Player
    Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names Mitigation APIs
    Microsoft National Language Support Downlevel APIs
    Microsoft Plus! Digital Media edition installer
    Microsoft Plus! Photo Story 2 LE
    Power ISO
    QuickSet

    So it's kinda long, but I hope someone can help! Thanks! :)
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,166   +37

    Leave the Java; unless you are using Earthlink that can go.
     
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Cleanup old Java and update to newest version this program will do it all for you.

    Download JavaRa http://prm753.bchea.org/JavaRa.html

    Unzip it, run it, to update chose Jucheck (Suns updater)

    After update chose Cleanup old versions. Give it a minute and after it pops up the log file you will see what it removed.

    Then click "Additional tasks" and check "remove Useless JRE files and Remove JavaRa log files.

    After that run Search for Updates again to confirm you are up to date.
    After that run remove older versions again. This time the Log file should be empty.
     
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