Ok, while trying to restore my settings and shortcuts after the rogue HDD infection and my deletion of temp files I've been also taking a look at unnecessary settings as well as programs. I've always felt my computer ran too slow, especially starting programs.
Do I really need Avast to scan documents and files when I open them?
I am the only user of this computer. It is a home office computer and not networked with others.
I do not share MS Office documents with anyone.
I do not receive MS Office documents over the internet. 99.9% of the Excel and Word docs on my computer were created by me on this computer for my own personal use. Trying to reduce paper clutter, I tend to type up lots of info and save it rather than filing the papers. I use Word daily.
seems to me that it is safe to turn off the file system shield which should help excel and word to open faster.....