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View Poll Results: Do you perform system maintenance?

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  • Yes, but only a few things.

    20 58.82%
  • Yes, I run at least 8 programs a week to maintain!

    3 8.82%
  • I'm a system maintenance fanatic!

    7 20.59%
  • No, I hate cleaning.

    2 5.88%
  • Never! I never clean this...software!

    1 2.94%
  • I pay someone else to do it! :sad:

    0 0%
  • I get a relative, friend, or partner to do it for me.

    0 0%
  • I only format windows every year.

    1 2.94%
  • No, but I want to learn how.

    0 0%
  • I use a macintosh.

    0 0%
  • I'm use a public computer.

    0 0%
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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    Well, do ya?

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    Nah, too lazy...just reinstall windows once in a while
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    I like the System tweaks and cache cleaner/ regcleaner type programs the best . Anything that makes it easy ,theres no excuse not to perform maintenance on your computer.

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    try to keep 2gig free hard drive space
    defrag if loading times and stuff piss me off
    spybot search and destroy every so often

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    Just run a spyware proggy every month or so when i remember, and have diskeeper defragmenting at night at 3am while i'm asleep.

    I'm the only one that uses my comp nowadays, so i don't really need to worry about spyware and viruses all that much. (still check for 'em, but not worried about it ).
    Last edited by tesco; 03-16-2006 at 09:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    I like the System tweaks and cache cleaner/ regcleaner type programs the best . Anything that makes it easy ,theres no excuse not to perform maintenance on your computer.
    Tried TuneUp Utilities 2006 yet? Great App.

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damnatory
    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    I like the System tweaks and cache cleaner/ regcleaner type programs the best . Anything that makes it easy ,theres no excuse not to perform maintenance on your computer.
    Tried TuneUp Utilities 2006 yet? Great App.

    Yep one of my fav.'s like Crapcleaner , Diskeeper or JV16 Power Tools . But some of the best Maint. programs are free too . Its nice to know how to do it manually but who has the time and you miss so many crap files .

    Someone who says they they don't do maintenance must not update their Antivirus or spyware programs either .

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    Quote Originally Posted by peat moss
    Quote Originally Posted by Damnatory

    Tried TuneUp Utilities 2006 yet? Great App.

    Yep one of my fav.'s like Crapcleaner , Diskeeper or JV16 Power Tools . But some of the best Maint. programs are free too . Its nice to know how to do it manually but who has the time and you miss so many crap files .

    Someone who says they they don't do maintenance must not update their Antivirus or spyware programs either .
    Speaking of Antivirus, I've seen atleast 4 computers now running a copy of Norton Antivirus with an outdated licence (OLD definitions!).
    Each one of those people told me their Anti-virus protects them! What a mess!!!


    I put NOD32 (10000000+ days license patch lol) on two of them...uninstalling the dead copy of Norton. The user obviously had some trial crap going on there.
    Last edited by Wolfmight; 03-17-2006 at 03:51 PM.

  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    maybe every fortnight i run jv16 and tuneup utilities and if i remember, maybe once a month on adaware and spybot and ccleaner. And when i empty my pc out a little after weeks/months of downloading do i run perfectdisk. I'm not really lazy but i'm not obsessed with maintenance. But i do feel good after doing some maintenance...dunno why lol.

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    I don't usually use antispyware programs to catch spyware and such. Instead, I regularly check processes, startup list, and alll the various folders where spyware likes to hide. anything that doesn't belong gets removed. every once in a while I run an anti spyware program to make sure that I am not missing anything. If I run into any problem that will take over half an hour to fix, my partions and such are set up so that I can start my unattended Windows install and reinstall.
    Plan for the worst, hope for the best

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