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  1. Moofacekilla

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    Hello everyone I was curious of what everyone uses to keep there PC in tip top shape and running smooth?
     
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    Common Sense, careful surfing and do your homework on the programs you do use
     
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    Agree... Plus:

    Disk defrag.
    Reinstall OS and essential progs every 1-2 yes
    Clean PC with a leaf blower and compressed air every year ;)
     
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    Is there no programs you use besides Antivirus?
     
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    I use CCleaner everyday and Tune Up Utilities for my Windows pc and laptop.
     
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    Defrag in cmd
     
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    W7 automatically defrags unless you turn it off

    Disk clean up would help some and delete all cookies. Just don't use a program that clams to speed your PC up
     
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    No, rarely. Just format and reinstall if its bad

    oops my bad double post
     
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    +1, usually they do nothing (at best) or they screw up stuff (at worst).
     
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    well i do use it and it has improved access speeds
     
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    I use Auslogics boost speed iv used them for years and they dont seem to steer me wrong. but Other than that I use my PC like a normal person.

    I run AV software I use adblock in chrome and I pretty much read tech articles listen to youtube and play video games.
     
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    CCLeaner and MS Disk Cleanup. Uninstall things you don't use, get rid of toolbars.

    Run Malwarebytes Free weekly. Run Defrag/Optimize and Defrag weekly. I haven't had an issue with the OS defrag option since Vista, I have found no need to add any other programs to the mix. Win 7 SP1 and 8+ handle SSD Trim just fine. Windows 8 Optimize and Defrag runs Trim in place of Defrag.

    I run one live scanning solution, usually MS Defender/Security Essentials. It doesn't need to be the best...the best take up too much resource-wise (more on HDD reads than anything).

    Run OCCT PSU stress test once every 6-months to ensure cooling and system stability (if Overclocking, run once a year if not). This also includes regular vacuuming/dusting of your workstation.

    Google Chrome + Adblock, save IE10/11 as the backup browser (should Chrome become infected or corrupted).

    This system has worked for me for many years now.

    Honestly I just use my PC, it's damn smooth and fast. But I do the above and try to stick to remembering to do some of it or scheduling it to run for me. :toast:
     
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    nothing on the software side here "cleaner" problems generally are more trouble then they are worth
    I don't run AV or firewall so long as you aren't a complete fuckwitt with your internet habbits they aren't necessary
    chrome and ghostly/adblock+ provide more then ample protection against most driveby's
     

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