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Windows 7: Suggestions for Proper Maintenance

03 Jun 2010   #11


might what to check this thread to share any thought

Any thoughts on Registry cleaners?

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03 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

About your suggestion to use both Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes...
I'm currently running the free version of Malwarebytes along with Kaspersky AntiVirus 2010. Should I still use Microsoft Security Essentials too? or would that interfere with Kaspersky?
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03 Jun 2010   #13

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I would use only one. MSE is very good. If you use common sense, along with MB and MSE, you will be fine.
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03 Jun 2010   #14


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
I would use only one. MSE is very good. If you use common sense, along with MB and MSE, you will be fine.
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24 Jun 2010   #15

7 Pro 64 Bit

I've used MSE along side the paid version of SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes as a backup scanner on demand.
I worked on a buddies PC that had MSE and MB and it kept finding an issue but did nothing about it.
I put SAS on it and not only did it recognize the issue, it stopped it from starting and I was able to finish cleaning it off instead of wipe/reload.

I've used CCleaner's registry cleaner for years on XP and since I had 7 (October of 09) and never had an issue with it.
That being said...caution is the word of the day.

Nice post!
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24 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1

I tend to clean my PC case and bits every 6 months or so with a can of compressed air and a makeup brush (Proper goat hair so no static). And once a year, i tend to pull everything out (just about, i leave the cables in though) including the fans and that, good brush out of any dog/cat hair and dust. I pull the CPU cooler off and replace the thermal paste and i also pull my Graphics card/s apart and replace all thermal material there as well.

I need to have this of good clean out as, like i said before, it gets clogged up with cat and dog hair (the wonders of having pets that moult everywhere. lol)

As for system cleaning, i run Windows 7 Manager x64 1-click cleaner at least a couple of times a month and will also do a fresh install of everything, again, at least once a year depending on any issues gained before hand.

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24 Jun 2010   #17
HTC User

Windows 10 x 64 Home 1607 build Redstone (14393.321)

Thanks for the good posts made goo0d reading the only thing i use is hitman pro 3 and windows disk check, not built this computer long so no dust inside but when i do i use a soft haired paint brush and a hand held car vac to suck the dust out.
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24 Jun 2010   #18

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I check the Error log about monthly to Google repeat errors and eventually resolve them.
I watch the Event Logs alot and I also monitor Failed Logon Attempts since I have RDP open. Have regular backups been mentioned? I do those too.
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29 Jul 2010   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

So I guess the answer to my question is no M/S doesn't have a built in Registry Cleaning Program or one that can be downloaded from there site. Thanks to all with your post. I don't use a registry cleaner and don't want to unless M/S makes it, period. They would be the only one that I would trust. IMHO if M/S don't make it; it must not be needed. Thank you all for reminding me of all the warnings.
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12 Sep 2010   #20

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1

Big thanks to Meercat manor for great tutorial and commentary
which follows.
System now looks a bit plainer but that's fine,
will soon get used to it.
Now .. to see if there's a test to show me how much
more efficient my system is....

Well WEI scores comes out the same (5.7,,6.7) except for:
Primary Hard Disk Disk Data Transfer Rate ... went from 5.6 to 5.5
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