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Old 03-08-2009, 04:41 PM
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What do you do for regular maintenance of your OWN computers. I'm talking how often do you clean out the junk files, defrag, run a disk check, run a fill virus/malware scan, blow out all the dust, clean your keyboard, etc. I'm mostly interested in what you do for your own computers but you could also say what you recommend to customers.

Personally I tend to do all of those things once I feel I haven't done them in awhile. If things start to slow down I'll clean it all up. The one thing I do do is record the dates I open the case up and clean everything out, I try to keep on top of that before dust starts to cake onto parts.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:45 PM
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Not as often as I should. I'm usually too busy with my customers' computers. ;-)
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Ccleaner every night before I go to bed. About once every two weeks I'll run glary utilities, NTRegopt,disk check, and a full defrag. I'll open the case up about once every 3-4 months and blow out the dust with a small leaf blower.
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defrag, clear temp etc just the basics lol
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Auto defrag every 2nd day. ccCleaner probably once/mth. AV scan probably once every 3 months.

I also give the PC a good vaccuum out every couple of months or so. I can see when this needs needs doing because I get a slight build up of dust on the outer filters.
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I upgrade to a newer/better laptop about every 3 months.

The only maintenance I do is blow the keyboard and heatsink out every once in awhile.
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I second Glary. Use it daily: temp and tracks eraser only, weekly: everything else. CCleaner as well. Spybot, AusLogics Disk Defrag and AVG weekly. Occassionally Malwarebytes. Zone alarm in the background. Have not had any virus or other similar problems since I got this computer.
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well does anyone find that they maintain there pc to a higher standard than there customers

for instance a customers pc if it got infected would get 2-3 virus scans from different programs where as my own pc would get 6-10 virus scans and also i have no problems working to for a hour or freeying up space from my hard drive where as a customer i would spend a hour max my pc is treated like royaltie compared to a customers
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I use CCleaner every time I am done browsing the web & run MBAM every night....doesn't really take much to do both of them and usually finds nothing anyway since I do it so often. Defrag & virus I do about once a week.

I thought most people ran CCleaner every time, surprised at the responses that run it once a month.
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defrag once A WEEK isnt that bad because it will eventually burn the drive out once a month is more than ample unless you have a tb drive
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