Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by wickedstangs, Apr 12, 2013.
What PC Cleaner and Performance software do you all recommend?
CCleaner. Freeware. Cleans and corrects errors. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
WinDirStat. Freeware. Just shows what is using up your hard drive space and where; breaks down usage visually once done scanning. http://windirstat.info/
A sledge hammer?
I use a Mac now (and sometimes my Debian desktop or Ubuntu netbook) so I don't worry to much about it.
ROFLMAO - You beat me to it.
yay! I finally ninja'd somebody!!!!
Sigh. Brings me back to the TechTV days when Patrick Norton wielded a sledge hammer to use on uncooperative PCs.
MSE & Malwarebytes. Nothing else is needed if you look after your computer.
And don't hook it into that awful InterNet, and don't attach any portable media or enable any modems... better yet, don't even turn it on.
Actually, I've gotten where I LOVE Malwarebytes.. it's made me quite a bit of pocket change recently from folks that don't practice safe hex.
Remember going with Malwarebytes after it got rid of a nasty malware that hijacked my desktop, while the other anti-spyware programs kept on brutally destroying suspicious cookies for me but not the hijacker.
Using a combination of Avira AntiVir and Malwarebytes.
Nothing. And I mean *nothing*. No antivirus, no other placebo "I will make your PC 10% faster and more secure" crap (in reality, every additional software running will make the computer slower).
It's all a matter of knowledge and how one is using a computer. After a clean boot, my Win 8 uses around 500MB RAM, with 23 (or so) processes running. Clean, fast, simple. I don't like to spend hundreds on hardware only to waste all the resources with useless background crap.
There are basically only two things I do every now and then:
a) defragmenting the system partition
b) cleaning up, compacting and defragmenting the registry.
I just like to reformat quite often, my own personal opinion
With all the things lose in the wild these days.... I do often. So you're not alone.
Although on my other PC which uses just a LIVE CD.... Simple as rebooting
Ugh. That company tends to put more crap on your system than you pick up from casual browsing on the Internet.
None. I find they kill your comp fast. I have found some virus programs even download viruses to keep you paying.
I look keep a tab on the files on my computer and if something comes up look for .exe files and delete them.
I keep a image of my installation for my windows machine with everything set up as I want, updating the image I save every year or so for updates/service packs etc. I have NEVER had a virus I use Firefox with No Script, AdBlock Plus and DoNotTrackMe addons for all browsing. I don't understand how anyone with a comparable level of IT skills would get a virus in the first place, they should know better.
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