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Computer Maintenance?

by on March 20, 2011

Question by CuriousAnonymous: Computer Maintenance?
Apart from utilizing a virus scanner (Norton), operating the defragmenter and disk cleaner that arrived with the computer, what other personal computer maintenance activities ought to I be carrying out for my computer?

Is there totally free software out there that’s better at defragging and cleaning up my computer disk than the ones that arrived with the personal computer? Is there totally free software program out there that’s excellent for any kind of laptop or computer maintenance?

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megalan_247 March 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm


If you want to speed your computer up, don’t use Norton. It is very slow and is a huge program. Use AVG or Avast! instead. Anyway, to clean your computer up, I would recommend CCleaner slim and Auslogics Boostspeed. Boostspeed costs, however there are ways around that ;).

sinndho March 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

A backup on a regular schedule is highly recommended.

Have a nice day!

DSM Handyman March 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm

You should have an anti-spyware program on it in addition to Norton Anti-virus. Norton is the best anti-virus, SpySweeper is the best anti-spyware. They are similar, but NOT the same. There is overlap in function, but NOT the same, so get both. Even the versions that claim to do both functions are not as good as having both programs.

Another answer said backup and that is also important. Another answer advised against Norton and that is not a good idea. Norton is a bad program, but it is still better, overall, than the others.

hummingbird353 March 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Have you tried spybot search & destroy and CCleaner? There is also a brand new website you can check out. The information is very easy to understand and offers steps for computer maintenance. Check them out.

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