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Spring Cleaning

Discussion in 'Software' started by Mr.Cheeks, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    As IT Tech's, we advise users to drag, scandisk, back data up often, to ensure smooth running of pc's... But how often do we do it?

    I'll start with my self.

    Weekly - I'll run ccleaner, and ensure the option secure deletion (NSA 7 Passes) is selected, and spy/ad ware crap aswell.

    Monthly - Uninstall any crap that i may have installed, back data up, then do a thorough scandisk and defrag.

    6 Month Period - Do a clean install of Windows and start again.

    1 Year - Open the machine up, and clean the insides, so its dust free, make sure everything is slotted in correctly.

    How about you?
     
  2. Kraven

    Kraven Kilobyte Poster

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    Ok im a little different lol.

    Daily - Ccleaner before I shutdown the machine for the night.
    Weekly - Defrag at least twice a week, spyware + adware scans, scandisk etc.
    Monthly - Uninstall any apps I dont use anymore. And clean up dust and crap inside my machine.

    Kraven
     
    Certifications: Network+, MCSA, 70-680
    WIP: A+, 70-685
  3. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Weekly - Spybot, ZA - Spyware, Adware, Frontier, CWSshredder. Antivirus

    Monthly Defrag, backup files, norton Ultilities 2005.:biggrin
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  4. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    AV, spyware etc - update and quick scan every night and full scan on sunday al scheduled.

    Defrags are done by diskkeeper

    Backup image is monthly, but other stuff like IE shortcuts etc are done weekly or whenever i remember
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  5. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    No av
    no aspy
    defrag when needed
    files are stored on my server and backed up to LTO, encrypted DVDs are posted bi monthly out of the country and stored in a safety deposit box
    TrueCrypt for encryption
    Eraser for secure file deletion

    PC is cleaned internally as and when needed
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, VCP
    WIP: > 0
  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    My next spring clean up on my PC will be it being dumped out the window :D
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  7. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    avg, and spyware updated every morning and night. Run full scan weekly.

    Defrag monthly.

    Never do a back up. If I feel I need to save something I burn it right then.

    Open the case up and blow it out weekly. Can't have my new cpu and mb dusty. :D
     
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS

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