Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death
Well I don't know what you guys do with your computers, but I've had the same Win7 install for over a year now, and it's still as snappy as it was when I installed it. The only maintenance I do is the occasional CCleaner disk cleanup / registry scan and a defrag.
Reformatting honestly should be looked at as a last resort to fix a problem, even a virus.
the reg does start to degrade over the years will all the crap that been installed and uninstalled and all that junk its windows lol its kinda like how windows cant go forever with out being restarted it windows .
as for me on my " mizore-chan" i use avira premium security suite, iobit security 360.
i used malwarebytes before it was a nice program till i started using the malicious ip blocker it was blocking all kinds of sites like google msn yahoo cnn foxnews all kinds of random sites and the big kicker was it was turning my fiber optic internet so my awesome speed turn in to freaking dial up barely getting a 1mbps down so i stop using them.
as for a good program that ive fixed many of peoples pc with when they get horrible viruses is "combofix" this program is freaking awesome!!!! ive never seen ths program not fix a pc if it has a virus.
i also use ad muncher as a stand alone program this thing is bad ass this not only blocks ads in browsers but it also does it in programs. ad muncher can also block people from knowing what browser you are using (granted some websites have issues with it for compatibly reasons) it also blocks what site you came from and referrer. i use ccleaner ,advance system care 4,and iobit tool box. I did use tune up tools i didnt really see anything wrong with it but it got annoying when trying to close it and it would never close and i wasnt to keen on the ram usage at times either.
i like to run maintenance every single day if i can but as for defraging i usually do it when i feel the hard drive slowing.