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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
reply to post by intrepid
Other than the ones you have mentioned already specific maintenance tasks are different from system to system so its a bit difficult to know what to suggest without knowing what type of PC you are running and what operating system you have. So ill add some general suggestions for a windows pc of OS XP onwards.
- Im sure many people would want to suggest Ccleaner.
- I like to use the 'clean up system files' part of disk clean up.
- Personally i like to run hijackthis every now and then to check for if needs be remove unwanted browser objects. but i don't recommend this is you don't know what you are doing.
- Registry cleaners can be dodgy so always back up the registry before you run them. CCleaner has a pretty decent registry cleaner in it as well. I also like to remove unwanted stuff from the registry by hand , you will probably be surprised just how much stuff is left in there even after a program has been uninstalled. But i dont recommend this unless you know what you are doing or at least back up the registry, set a restore point and have a recovery disk at hand.
- I use always use IOBitUninstaller to remove programs because it does a good job of removing registry entire as well.
- if you're feeling adventurous you could try using msconfig.exe to check what programs are being loaded up when windows starts. you might want to disable anything unwanted there.
- you could check services.msc to see if there is anything you want to disable or set to delayed startup. Setting certain services to delayed startup can help speed up your boot time.
edit on 12-1-2013 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Crazy you post a thread like this! I am looking at programs for my Mac to clean it up right now. I have had it a little over a year and I haven't done anything like it yet. I had a Powerbook before this and it was a little different so I am not sure what I need for this one. I have a Macbook Pro and I use Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard.
If anyone has any suggestions that would be nice. I did try one many suggested a while back but it made my computer really slow and it was a pain to get it off. It was called MacKeeper. I have since deleted it.
I want to get rid of things i don't need but I don't know what I don't need. I don't really download alot of things other than PDF files, books and that is it. I don't download music and I rarely download programs or Apps. I just want to clean it up and get all the "junk" off.
If you can use another disk, I suggest that, for doing a defrag, you first copy most of the big files or folders to the other disk, then do the defrag. After that move the files and folders back and defrag again. From what I have seen this makes it faster to defrag, specially on disks that are almost full.