Now, i run a few programs monthly, as i did before. First i run CCleaner, then a registry defrag. I have Spyware Blaster and Super Ad Blocker always running. I will then run Windows Defender. Asquared free and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware are next. Then a virus check from my AVG antivirus. After all that, i run a disk defrag. Some of these programs do have certain features turned off to keep them from being too invasive. But i like to think i'm doing a good job keeping everything clean.
I do alot of surfing the net and gaming, which sometimes has alot of downloads. But 9 times out of 10 my cleaning finds nothing more than cookies. So i am happy. But i always wonder if there are any good "free" programs out there i should be using to cover anything i might be missing.
Does my list sound good to you, and what other good programs are out there to take up the slack from what my programs are not finding? Do i run too many already? I feel like i need another. I run Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit.