SparkleXP

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  1. Someone

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    Hi

    I found this program called SparkleXP.

    "SparkleXP is an application designed to tweak Windows XP and improve its performance,
    it helps freeing up computer resources resulting in a faster and responsive computer.
    This tool creates a second Hardware Profile and a correlative new User to get a lightweight desktop.
    You can choose to boot into your regular or SparkleXP configuration at startup.
    Play your core!"

    Has anyone heard of it? It does seem unique.

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  2. Seer

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    I just took a glance at the screenshots, and I don't see a point in using this app.

    Duh, you would have faster and more responsive system, but you won't have anything running on it.
    I'm perplexed as I may be missing something...
     
  3. GlobalForce

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    Want a responsive system? Adjust visual's for performance!

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  4. ErikAlbert

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    Buying a faster dual processor + 2gb RAM and disable all the visual gadgetry improved really the performance of my system.
    All the rest was nonsense.
     
  5. Birdman

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    Hi,

    Can you please explain how to adjust visuals on a XP. Thanks.
     
  6. GlobalForce

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    There aren't many keyword's to choose from. :D *Hint: make a slight mod to you're search phrase - adjust for best performance.

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  7. ErikAlbert

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    And write all these settings down, otherwise you will forget them, when you install your computer ever again.
     
  8. Someone

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    Hi

    Cool! Thanks for the advice. But do you know how much it increases performance by?

    Thanks
     
  9. Someone

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    Hi

    Well you can still open applications. I think it's mainly targeted at gamers.

    Thanks
     
  10. pandlouk

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    Hi Someone,

    I checked it out and it disables automatically the same services that I disable myself on my game or video editing configurations.
    And since it will save me from some minutes of manually tweaking next time, is a keeper for me. :thumb:

    Thanks,
    Panagiotis
     
  11. GlobalForce

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    Has Pandlouk :shifty: swayed you're decision?

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  12. Someone

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    Well I'm seriously considering trying it!:D
     
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  13. Someone

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    Hi

    I downloaded it and installed it, then I clicked on SparkleStats (a shortcut on the desktop) and many alerts from OA popped up. I allowed all the orange ones then a red one came up and said it was a known malware! I blocked and it immediately scanned with SAS and MBAM. MBAM did not detect anything but SAS said it was a trojan! So I quarantined it.

    Does anyone else also see this? Maybe I downloaded a hijacked version by mistake? SparkleXP is on SourceForge and SiteAdvisor and Linkscanner and WOT all shows green. I also have AntiVir free and it did not alert me to anything.

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  14. bman412

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    Most likely a false positive. Creates scriptoff.exe and scripton.exe files in C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\User\ directory and tries to modify hklm\...\currentversion\runonce and hklm\...\currentversion\run keys which maybe construed by SAS as malware behavior.
     
  15. GlobalForce

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    That should drop SO's paranoia a notch or two. :D

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  16. Someone

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    Hi

    Cool. Thanks very much! :thumb:

    Thanks again
     
  17. Someone

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    It's increased it! :eek: :) :D
     
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