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Old 07-17-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Ok ive just about finish building my first computer.
Im running vista home premium 64bit. I want to know what you guy use to keep your computer running good. On my other computer i had a lot of problems with spyware and pop-up from ads when i wasnt on the internet. I want to know what programs and other thing to do.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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Spybot Search and Destroy for anti-spyware
AVG Free for anti-virus
Hijack This as a last resort if the above fail
CCleaner for cleaning up useless files like cookies, unused registry keys, temporary internet files, etc....

I would also recommend defragging your hard drive, possibly every 2 weeks but you can get by with once a month, maybe even longer.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:48 PM   #3
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I think FlighSimBoy already got it covered.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:54 PM   #4
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Yep. That's a good recommendation.

I use this:

AVG
Spybot Search & Destroy
Comodo Firewall
Windows Firewall
Comodo Anti-virus
CCleaner

...on a P4 @ 2.8GHz & 512RAM. So you should be fine.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:55 PM   #5
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Comodo Firewall
Windows Firewall
Why are you using two software Firewalls? You only need one.
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Old 07-17-2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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Ok ive checked all of those out. Thanks. they seem to be what i was looking for. Is there anything else beside programs along the line of disk defragment.
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http://www.ccleaner.com/download
http://www.defraggler.com/download

Done!
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