Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:08 PM
My PC is an AMD Athlon 2400+ with 1GB of RAM using XP Home Edition updated to SP3. I am very PC security conscious and like to keep my machine up to date and in good order. Security wise I have Comodo CIS and BoClean with SpywareBlaster as real time protection and use SAS, MBAM, A2 as on demand scanners for malware detection. I also have Avira Antivir installed but disabled in real time and to be used only as a back up AV until I am 100% about the Comodo one istalled as part of CIS. I also use AutoRuns to keep check of my Start up programs and Secunia PSI to keep my PC programs up to date.
Until now I have regularly used the Windows Defrag utility in System Tools when it tells me my machine needs it. I also use the System Tools Disc Cleanup Utility on at least a monthly basis to empty my Temp Internet files etc and usually empty the cache in my default web browser Firefox at the same time. I have IE7 installed but only for MS Updates.
Recently I came across a link to what I perceive to be a decent PC technical site called http://www.techsupportalert.com/
where I came across some interesting stuff. My questions are about the Defragmentation and file clean up tools recommended by them. For example will the tools mentioned there as best give me a better more thorough defrag / file clean than the onboard Windows ones and are there any other programs you would recommend?.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.