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av_it_
av_it_
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04:43 Tue 17 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Just a quick guide to help keep your pc running smooth.

Daily
Run a virus and spyware scan.

Weekly
Backup your hard drive (or at the least your files).
Defragment your hard drive.
Update your spyware and anti-virus definitions

Monthly
Run disk cleanup
Empty your recycle bin
Empty your temporary files
Empty prefetch folder

Occasionaly
Uninstall unused or unneded programs
Use RegClean to clean the cobwebs out of your registry
Remove unncessary startup items using msconfig

If anyone can come up with some other stuff to add just let me know.
_psmon_
_psmon_
Posts: 1,331
06:23 Tue 17 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
RegClean thought that contained Spyware to be honest
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15:08 Tue 17 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
use avg as your anti-virus program.

as stated by spinner:

Grisoft AVG Antivirus
http://free.grisoft.com/
150% better than that certain very well known commercial Antivirus progs.

Edited at 23:08 Tue 17/07/07 (BST)
joy1511
joy1511
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00:06 Wed 18 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
Yeah AVG is a good anti-virus!
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15:53 Thu 19 Jul 07 (BST)  [Link]  
yeep it is, i got AVG

no problems with it

Edited at 23:54 Thu 19/07/07 (BST)
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