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Old 04-19-2005, 04:35 PM   #11
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I defragment and do a Anti-Virus scan every saturday and do a spyware scan every other day or so
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Old 04-19-2005, 05:16 PM   #12
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Backups should be done once a week but virus scans and other maintinance programs should be run every day. I do mine right after I log off since I'm on for long periods. Doesn't take that long. I play solitaire on the P3 while working on the P4.
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I never make backups.
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I back up all my important school work etc into a 512mb SanDisk USB Flashdrive.
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:11 PM   #15
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I have Counterspy and it has active monitor as long as the PC is on, like a firewall. It runs scans once a day in the evening. I love that software and highly recommended.

As far as virus scans, Norton does it once a week on Friday's. It's overkill when it does that and takes soooooooo long.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:15 PM   #16
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i use McAfree, and it takes about an hour to run a full system scan.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:16 PM   #17
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Mine comes close to an hour too. Too many files...
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:44 PM   #19
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i scan for spyware and viruses weekly
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Old 04-20-2005, 03:54 PM   #20
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I run both spyware and virus everynight and also defrag my drives.
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