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Old 04-19-2006, 01:40 PM   #1
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What are your computer habits? I mean I need to like to defrag every 3 to 4 weeks. Considering I DLed files a lot it can get pretty slow and sluggish if I don't defrag. I most likely have 15 to 20 GIGs cycling though my computer each week. And thats on a slow week. I like to keep 3 different spyware, microsoft beta, adware and spydoctor (cost me money) I run it about every 2 weeks or so. No spyware program has ever picked up EVERYTHING. Spydoctor normally gets 90% of the spyware and adware and microsoft get rid of the other 10% Microsft does the least work in my mind it leaves aobut 2% so I run it second. I also like to shutdown my computer when I go to school. Once in a while I leave it on because I need to host some torrents. My computer is always on at night because this is when my anti-virus runs. My anti-virus is set to update itself every night 1 hour before it scans. I also have a different hours for this thoughout the week.

So what are your computing habits?!?!?!?
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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Ummm...I never defrag, for some reason I never think about it. I usually have many protection tools in the background at all times, AVG antivirus, Zonealarm Firewall, Advanced Spyware Remover Pro, that kind of thing. I scan for viruses about once a week, sometimes a little more than that, but I stay on "safe sites" so I'm not all that worried about personal information, ID theft and whatnot, but I run scans for spyware around once a month. The reason I don't "scan" much is because I have a lot of real-time protection against these things and I'm not all that worried about it. I update my Antivirus whenever it says that the virus definitions are outdated. As I am on a 56k dialup connection, my Internet is usually disconnected when not in use, and the computer is on most of time but usually I turn it off at night.
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About the same, except i tend to run disk defragmenter once a week and the same goes for adware scans.
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depends on the computer in use. main pc, lots of cleanup/defraggin all the time, keep it up to date as possible. thrasher computer... kill it at least once a week then reformat, or install a new OS. Server.. very well maintained, but is not online at the moment. usually run it 24/7 if i need remote access to my network.
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I have an unnoticed habit of hitting refresh every five seconds on the desktop, i dont know why, everyone asks me but i really never even notice it, ive been doing it since age like 14, its reallllly wierd and it creeps alot of people out. lol
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You hit refresh every 5 seconds on your desktop?
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yeah its really wierd, like when you right click on the desktop and go to refresh i do that alllll the time when the desktop is visible, I dont even know why i started doing it!?!?
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Try F5 does the same thing with less effort
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yeah its really wierd, like when you right click on the desktop and go to refresh i do that alllll the time when the desktop is visible, I dont even know why i started doing it!?!?
No offense, but you scare me. j/k
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Try F5 does the same thing with less effort
i know but that defeats the point of a habit, if i press f5 then i wont be doing it the same way and i will probobly just end up adding f5 to the habit, and end up right clicking going to refresh then hitting f5, therefor enhancing the actual habit in the first place.

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tHaTs the way i like it :-p *refresh
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