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When I Scan And Check For Viruses


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#1 JosephW1993

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 02:13 PM

I use this list of programs and scanners to check for malware and clean my computer. Is this a good routine?

ATF Cleaner
CCleaner
Disk Clean-up
Disk Defrag
AVG (Safe mode)
ZoneAlarm
Combo Fix
MWav
Sophos Anti-Rootkit
BitDefender online scan - http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
Trend Micro Online scan - http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php
Panda ActiveScan - http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan?
Kaspersky Free Virus Scan - http://usa.kaspersky.com/services/free-virus-scanner.php
AD-Ware SE Personal
Spybot - Search & Destory
Spyware Blaster
CWShredder
SpywareGarud
Windows Update
Program Updates
Backups
Hijack This

Edited by Alendar, 28 April 2007 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 28 April 2007 - 09:14 PM

Yes if you have time to preform them. I would Update Windows first.
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 10:18 PM

I would change the order somewhat:---

Install pending Windows critical updates.
Install any application updates.
Run your resident anti-malware scans.
Run one on-line scan (you can vary which one each time)
Perform any file maintenance (deletions in particular) as well as disk cleanup.
Run checkdisk and then defrag. This should be your final step.

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Edited by jgweed, 28 April 2007 - 10:19 PM.

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#4 JosephW1993

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:13 AM

What is checkdisk?

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:54 AM

How to perform disk error checking in Windows XP.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 11:10 AM

Thank you.




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