Defrag your security software

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by dcdc, Mar 2, 2007.

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  1. dcdc

    dcdc Registered Member

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    This was a good tip in PC World, Mar. 2007: "Open applications don't get defragged, so close them before you begin. Ditto for tools that reside in the system tray."

    I had never really thought about this, but it makes sense. I have several applications that I use for active protection and that load at startup, so apparently they have never been defragged after all the updates I have run. I don't know if sweeps will run noticeably faster after defragging them, but it can't hurt.

    It's a different story for on-demand applications. Presumably they get defragged every time I run the XP disc defragger.

    Of course, you want to make sure you restore/open/reactivate these antimalware apps before you go back on the web.

    There are no doubt better defraggers out there that the XP one (the above mentioned article recommends Golden Bow Systems' Vopt 8 ), but I guess the Windows one is good enough for my system, which lacks partitions and so on.
     
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    diskeeper always defrags the kaspersky updates and log files
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    I defrag in safe mode. :)
     
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    Yes, I guess there is something to be said for doing that. I don't bother, but I guess I will start doing so when I finally have a problem and wish I had been more careful. :cautious:
     
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    :thumb: Have been doing it for years after it was suggested to me by one much wiser. I do not think you can get a more complete defrag from any utility while Windows is running in normal mode.
     
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