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Old 08-06-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default What software to take to clients?

I have a big bunch of potential clients who are wanting their laptops 'cleaned up'. What programs can i run from a usb stick that i can use to give their PCs a good scrub, and are their any defrags i can run in about twenty minutes?

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Old 08-07-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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pc decrapifier http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
maybe some defraging software ( http://www.diskeeper.com/ )
and hdd cleaner (shows the exact file size of things that are taking up hdd space in a cool looking graph and has a built in deletion tool) http://www.snapfiles.com/get/windirstats.html

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Old 08-07-2009, 01:42 AM   #3
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ccleaner
http://www.ccleaner.com/

i think some people swear by it

and spybot search and destroy
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Spybot is one i use all the time
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when you say run from a stick, you mean without installing anything?
because that's a lot of tools gone already.


as for de fragmenting a disk within 20 minutes, a small disk that's not particularly fragmented you probably can do, but I suspect that it'll actually take longer.
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I have the install file for Malware Bytes Anti Malware on my jump drive. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to install it. It is one of the best for cleaning up virus/spyware activity that I've found.
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Default Re: What software to take to clients?

Let me reword my query
- if you went to a customer house and they wanted their pc how would you go about it?
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Why not use the Defragger that comes with the computer.
Then just download something on their computer, and when you're finished, just delete it?
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I take a cd wallet along with my usb drive.

in cd wallet:

windows xp sp3
g parted live cd
slax live linux cd
windows vista dvd

usb drive:
ccleaner
avg
malwarebytes
firefox 3.5

I also take a 320gb external hard drive for backing up their files.
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the tools that you'd take and use would surely depend on the symptoms each machine was experiencing...

I mean in truth av scan anti malware scans are a good idea, but there really isnt a one solution fixes all solution thing to do.

and you're looking for things that run in around 20 minutes? I don't think you'll find a defrag that runs in that time on a very fragmented disk, or a virus scanner, and you'd be lucky to have a malware scan complete in that time as well.
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