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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Hi.

This thread is about keeping your computer clean.

I use a desktop computer I don’t think my specs matter neither do yours as long as you’re using Microsoft/IBM. If you are I’m almost positive the programs I use will work on your machine. Of course anything you download and use is at your own risk.

So that’s where we are.

I was wondering what the best FREE programs are to clean up or protect my system.

Then I thought of course who better to ask than ATS.

I think if we share our knowledge about things rather than arguing with each other all the time we may actually accomplish something.

This is what I have to share……

www.superantispyware.com...
I use the free edition.
www.nkprods.com...

About once a week I do a “disk cleanup” using windows then I use both of the above programs.

My machine performs much better after her treatment.
Do you know of any FREE programs that clean, protect, or improve your computer?




posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Dont forget Combofix



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Don't forget CCLEANER
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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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CCleaner
Hijackthis
IOBit uninstaller
Malwarebytes

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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Thanks......
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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Another important security point for Microsoft Windows users, make sure to stay current on the security updates.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by Drunkenparrot
Another important security point for Microsoft Windows users, make sure to stay current on the security updates.


Good call Drunkenparrot


Also if possible schedule regular backups with system image to a secondary drive, external drive or network share. Once its setup you dont have to think about it again until something goes wrong with your system.

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posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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CCleaner is the best; but it doesn't defrag. I would run CCleaner and then create a batch file to run the windows Disk Cleanup and derangementer.

The command syntax is different from OS to OS (like XP to 7). Before you create the batch file, you will need to run cleanmgr /sageset:1
choose the options you want to clean up on the automatic side, create the batch file, create a shortcut on the desktop, or create a scheduled task, and run it every week at the most, or once a month at the least.
--------------------------------------------------------------
@echo off
REM ==============================
REM
REM NAME: runCleanDefrag.bat
REM Please note that this file can only be ran under Windows XP.
REM AUTHOR: *********************** , *************************
REM DATE : 2/13/2009
REM
REM COMMENT: if Cleanup manager needs to be ran first; use this CMD syntax
REM cleanmgr /sageset:1
REM afterwhich the below CMD can be ran
REM cleanmgr /sagerun:1
REM
REM ===============================
REM defrag volume [-a] [-f][-v] [-?]
REM Parameters
REM volume
REM The drive letter or a mount point of the volume to be defragmented
REM
REM -a
REM Analyze only
REM
REM -f
REM Forces defragmentation of the volume regardless of whether it
REM needs to be defragmented or even if free space is low
REM
REM -v
REM Verbose output
REM
REM -?
REM Display the help text
REM
echo..................................................
echo. .
echo. DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW .
echo. Running Cleanup programs .
echo. to speed up this PC .
echo. .
echo..................................................
%SystemRoot%System32cleanmgr /sagerun:1
defrag c: -f
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
I put a bunch of comments in case I quit and someone has to take over my job. I will feel so sorry for them, I automated almost everything (still need to run the right file, but once that is done, automated).

Easy peasy.
edit on 8/13/2012 by Skada because: Formatting of the batch file went weird...
edit on 8/13/2012 by Skada because: auto edits?!? doesnt like batch/dos code.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Originally posted by Drunkenparrot
Another important security point for Microsoft Windows users, make sure to stay current on the security updates.


Good advice I forgot to mention to update.

New question.

I have Nvidia for graphics and I check for direct updates from their website. They have a program that checks to see if your system is up to date which mine is so they say.

Well apparently they have some deal with Microsoft and MS says I need to install an update. Every time I try to install the update it errors out on me.

I think my system has been updated by Nvidia and MS is reading it wrong. It must be an old update that I passed on at the time.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 05:13 PM
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you could try uninstalling the GFX drivers altogether using DriverCleaner and then re-installing the latest up to date drivers.

I use Steam for my games which keeps my video drivers up to date for me.


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posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 02:39 AM
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I know this thread seems to be primarily for Windows users, but I thought I would add my recommendations for *nix based machines


OS X:
OnyX
AppCleaner
CCleaner
CleanMyDrive (useful when using removable drives between operating systems)
Sophos or Avast Anti-Virus (also useful when using multiple OSs)
DaisyDisk (the trial version works just as well; the free alternatives were buggy in my opinion)

Linux:
BleachBit
Avast (overkill but meh)





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