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    Since I've found some valuable tools for many other things on these forums, I'm wondering what you folx use for customer PC cleanup?

    Typically I pull the drive, scan it for viruses, crapware etc, run a memtest while that is going on, uninstall all the crap software they have installed, recommend uninstalling Lime-wire and their ilk, tweak the startup to kill unneeded apps from starting...run a ccleaner pass on it and clean up the registry with it, and finally defrag it with defraggler.

    free tools are best but if the tool is good it may be worth paying for.

    let's hear your processes!
    Dave

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    I rarely do pc cleanup , I almost always backup important files, format and re-install.
    After that I load spyware blaster, spybot and AVG.

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    I use...

    Panda Commandline
    Eset GUI
    Ad-Aware SE
    Spybot
    hijackthis

    Then I hitup the registry and do my own look in several locations to make sure the things are gone.

    The part I shouldn't mention but I'm going to anyway...

    I don't pay for Panda....

    You see they provide the command line tool itself free the definitions is what you have to pay for... but if you know how to look through your computer to find things... you will discover that their online scanner actually puts current defs on your PC... so a quick file copy later and my panda command line scanner works like new.

    About every 6 months I call Panda sales up and see if they will let me buy a seat of the command line.. they wont let me and I'm not paying for their enterprise crap just to get one of the tools that is in there.
    Rob Sandling, BS:SWE, MCP
    NexgenAppliances.com
    Phone: 866-794-8879 x201
    Email: support@nexgenappliances.com

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    1. Uninstall Norton
    a. no norton...wipe machine
    2. done
    3. profit

    haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by impmonkey View Post
    1. Uninstall Norton
    a. no norton...wipe machine
    2. done
    3. profit

    haha
    hehe...I've been thinking back, trying to remember when exactly Norton "Jumped the Shark".

    Sky - Good to know about Panda. I'll be looking into that "feature".
    Dave

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    UBCD4Win, or a Ubuntu Live CD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    I don't pay for Panda....

    You see they provide the command line tool itself free the definitions is what you have to pay for... but if you know how to look through your computer to find things... you will discover that their online scanner actually puts current defs on your PC... so a quick file copy later and my panda command line scanner works like new.
    Dave

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