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What PC Cleaners do you all use?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by wickedstangs, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    What PC Cleaner and Performance software do you all recommend?
     
  2. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

  3. Hyperion

    Hyperion Active Member

  4. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    A sledge hammer? :ROFLMAO:

    I use a Mac now (and sometimes my Debian desktop or Ubuntu netbook) so I don't worry to much about it.
     
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  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    ROFLMAO - You beat me to it. :D
     
  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    yay! I finally ninja'd somebody!!!! :LOL:
     
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  7. Hyperion

    Hyperion Active Member

    Sigh. Brings me back to the TechTV days when Patrick Norton wielded a sledge hammer to use on uncooperative PCs.

     
  8. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    MSE & Malwarebytes. Nothing else is needed if you look after your computer.
     
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  9. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    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. :p
    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.
     
  10. Hyperion

    Hyperion Active Member

    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.
     
  11. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  12. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I just like to reformat quite often, my own personal opinion :)
     
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  13. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    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 :D
     
  14. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Ugh. That company tends to put more crap on your system than you pick up from casual browsing on the Internet.
     
  15. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  16. Anseur

    Anseur Active Member

    100% agree.

    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.
     
  17. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Advance System Care for Win7
    Ubuntu Tweak for ubuntu
     

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