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DO NOT INSTALL Advanced SystemCare....... Oh the memories..... That's why I went with Ccleaner.

Damn thing messsed up my registry and restore points....

I ended up using my System Repair Disc
    
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DO NOT INSTALL Advanced SystemCare....... Oh the memories..... That's why I went with Ccleaner.

Damn thing messsed up my registry and restore points....
I use both, they both find different things meaning I get it all.
Also, the free version of Advanced SystemCare sucks. Buy the real deal. Then it's awesome.

+ Messed up your registry? Hmm. Never experienced that. However I noticed a great performance boost after it "fixed 2480 errors".
Edited by taintedmind - 2/18/11 at 1:20am
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Oh yeah... I forgot....

The best way to keep your computer safe is to go Linux.
    
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That is actually true. However, you can't really do much on a Linux sadly.
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1. Avira AntiVir
2. Ccleaner
3. Common Sense
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Linux is good because of user access levels but you can help your windows install by creating a user account instead of being logged into admin account just go on the admin account when you need to install stuff.

Gentoo is the way forward!
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post #17 of 54
common sense.
and ccleaner / Auslogics to keep it optimised.

and maybe run Ad-Aware every month
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post #18 of 54
I don't try very hard to keep it safe but I do keep good backups and a system for quick recovery.
post #19 of 54
An antivirus will not protect you. I know this will be hard to accept but you must accept it. An antivirus will not keep you safe!

all you need are 2 programs:

Comodo Internet Security (contains a host intrusion protection system). This is the bread and butter of computer security. Nothing will get through if it's not on the whitelist.
Sandboxie (a sandbox for browsing pr0n sites). Then you can isolate any viruses downloaded that are trapped in the sandbox. ;0)

that is all you will ever need.
Edited by aweir - 2/18/11 at 11:47am
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Windows 7,MSE, MBAM, CCleaner, MSFW, Common Sense.
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