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Old July 5th, 2009 (3:01 PM).
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    Hard Drive Defragmentation
    Registry Cleanup/Defrag
    Virus Scans
    Organizing Files and Folders
    Deleting old files

    You get the idea.

    I do anti-virus scans every 3 days (and Anti-spyware).
    I clean up my registry (With TuneUp Utilites) every week.
    I defrag my hard drives every 3-4 weeks.
    I organize my files and folders daily.
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    Old July 5th, 2009 (3:02 PM).
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      I use window washer every single day, and i mean every single day. It takes care of most things that you would need, i literally cleaned like 1 gigabyte one day. It's an amazing program :P But yeah, i clean it everyday after browsing the web...
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      Old July 5th, 2009 (3:06 PM).
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      I do a big cleanup every two months. XD;
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      Old July 5th, 2009 (3:07 PM).
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        Ugh... Uhhh... maybe every... uhhhh... 4-5 months? Too lazy xD
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        Old July 5th, 2009 (3:10 PM).
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          I clean it pretty much almost everyday, CCleaner to clear up all the miscellaneous bits and defragment while I browse the internet or delete files from the Recycle Bin and clean up files to corresponding folders. It just really annoys me when I know there's clutter on my laptop.
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          Old July 5th, 2009 (4:14 PM).
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          Normally every week.
          My auto scans are set a week apart, I just simply run a few others to speed everything up.
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          Old July 5th, 2009 (4:24 PM).
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          Generally I run cleanups once a month. I don't see a need to do it more often than that. My computer usually stays pretty sane usually.
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          Old July 5th, 2009 (5:00 PM).
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            Hard Drive Defragmentation
            Whenever I feel like it and it wants doing.
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            Registry Cleanup/Defrag
            Eh, I don't really need to.
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            Virus Scans
            Never.
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            Organizing Files and Folders
            The first and only place I put files is in their organised place.
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            Deleting old files
            Only redundant files; I like my sizeable image and music collection.
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            Old July 5th, 2009 (5:43 PM).
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            Hard Drive Defragmentation
            Never
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            Registry Cleanup/Defrag
            Never
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            Virus Scans
            Never
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            Organizing Files and Folders
            Every once in a while, probably about once a month though.
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            Deleting old files
            About once every 2 weeks or so (though this usually only consists of my downloads and desktop folders.)
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            Old July 5th, 2009 (6:03 PM).
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            I assume you mean on my Windows machines.
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            Hard Drive Defragmentation
            Defraggler roughly once a week
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            Mostly harmless.
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            Virus Scans
            If something's acting odd or running slowly, I do a virus scan, or if I haven't done one in a few months.
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            Organizing Files and Folders
            Rarely, if ever. I use dir and wildcards and get results almost as fast as if I had that bloated indexer going. For instance, if I wanted to find a file and I only remembered that its name contained "two," I would type "dir /s *two*" and get relatively fast results.
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            Roughly every other week with CCleaner.
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            Old July 5th, 2009 (6:24 PM).
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            Hard Drive Defragmentation
            - I have never once. I will probably start every now and then.
            Registry Cleanup/Defrag
            - Every couple of days.
            Virus Scans
            - Every night.
            Organizing Files and Folders
            - Right when I download.
            Deleting old files
            - Whenever I stop using them and realize.
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            Old July 5th, 2009 (6:45 PM).
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            Run spy bot S&D once a week

            Usually do complete reformat every four months.

            I only delete stuff when im almost out of hdd space.

            Defrag monthly
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            Old July 5th, 2009 (7:01 PM).
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            I run virus/anti spyware checkers weekly. And I clean my desktop once a month.

            But that's about all I do.
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            Old July 5th, 2009 (7:10 PM).
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              Old July 7th, 2009 (5:29 PM).
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                Hard Drive Defragmentation
                Never, not required of NTFS.

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                Registry Cleanup/Defrag
                Never, as I don't uninstall things.

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                Virus Scans
                I do not run anti virus.

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                Organizing Files and Folders
                When it comes to stuff I've downloaded then yes, like anime and music into folder trees.

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                Not often, usually only installers and disc images that I've just burned.
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                Old July 7th, 2009 (6:02 PM).
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                  Once per month. I think it's enough.
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                  Old July 7th, 2009 (6:02 PM).
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                    I just wiped out everything a couple days ago because of some annoying trojans =| I only had like 5 gigs of space left anyways, I kinda needed to get rid of all my useless junk from a couple years ago.

                    Virus scans are every Saturday, done automatically.
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                    Old July 7th, 2009 (9:21 PM).
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                    Never, not required of NTFS.

                    Never, as I don't uninstall things.

                    I do not run anti virus.

                    When it comes to stuff I've downloaded then yes, like anime and music into folder trees.

                    Not often, usually only installers and disc images that I've just burned.
                    The highlighted text confused me. If you're not running an AV, then I will assume you don't run Windows, so why are you using NTFS?

                    I rarely clean up. I put stuff where it needs to go when I save it and I do a fresh install of my OSs around every 6 months, so I copy what I want from a pre-format backup.
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                    Old July 7th, 2009 (9:28 PM).
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                      If you're not running an AV, then I will assume you don't run Windows, so why are you using NTFS?
                      I run Windows, and my antivirus is my brain.

                      The only real thing I clean up is my desktop, and that's only after I get sick of seeing the icons on it. Every few months I'll run CCleaner.
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                      Old July 7th, 2009 (9:32 PM).
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                      I run Windows, and my antivirus is my brain.

                      The only real thing I clean up is my desktop, and that's only after I get sick of seeing the icons on it. Every few months I'll run CCleaner.
                      Yeah, I'm not too sure how effective that will be, but it's worth running a standalone virus scanner every so often if you don't want the performance drop.
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                      Old July 7th, 2009 (9:33 PM).
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                      I run Windows, and my antivirus is my brain.

                      The only real thing I clean up is my desktop, and that's only after I get sick of seeing the icons on it. Every few months I'll run CCleaner.
                      At the very least, put ClamAV on your system. I believe (and I'm not sure about this) that Firefox will auto-scan downloaded files with whatever anti-virus is installed, and ClamAV won't bloat your system as it doesn't have a background checker. There's absolutely no downside to having at least ClamAV (save maybe a few megs of space, nothing much), though I still recommend using something better and taking the performance hit unless you never open email attachments, never browse any sites that you haven't already been to, never click advertisements, and never plug in any sort of device that hasn't already been in your computer.
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