Order of Maintenance?

  chub_tor 19:14 24 Aug 2005

Following the advice of many on this forum I have the following installed:
AVG Antivirus
Microsoft Antispyware
I run these every few days and follow up every other week or so with a defrag.
Each time I wonder if there is an optimal order to run the applications e.g. AdAware and Spybot might make changes to the registry so should they be run before RegSeeker? - you get my drift. I'm sure there's no big problem however I run them but I would be interested in what other forum members do.

  VoG II 19:27 24 Aug 2005


but for what it is worth my routine is

- malware scanners*

- disk cleanyp

- registry cleaner (RegscrubXP)

- defrag (Diskeeper).

* I only run these if I suspect that I have a nasty or when there have been updates.

  stalion 19:28 24 Aug 2005

best to clean your registry first the rest can be run in any order

  Jackcoms 19:32 24 Aug 2005

And don't forget that if you're running an Operating System (such as XP) with System Restore to disable System Restore before doing your maintenance/housekeeping.

This ensures that any nasties caught in memory between restore points will be removed by your AV and anti-malware programs.

  chub_tor 19:34 24 Aug 2005

I'll check this as resolved as I am away from my PC for several days..boo-hoo...but I will check back on my return. Thanks to those who replied.

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