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Companion to Tuneup Utilities?

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I have Tuneup Utilities and really like the product.  However, I was wondering in there were any "companion programs" to run along with it that wold give my PC that "extra special tune"... or even if its a good idea?
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Mark


PS. ...just in case

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*XP Descktop - Tuneup Utilities 200, Malwarebytes Antimalware (on demand), Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

*VISTA Notebook - Tuneup Utilities 200, Malwarebytes Antimalware (on demand), Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

*VISTA Laptop - Tuneup Utilities 200, Malwarebytes Antimalware (on demand), Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

*VISTA Desktop - Tuneup Utilities 200, Malwarebytes Antimalware (on demand), Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
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I generally try to stay away from "tune up" utilities as they often create more problems then they alleviate.

I would recommend getting or creating a rescue disk. This way if and when something does happen, in regards to getting a virus or malware, you can boot from the rescue disk and fix the problems and/or backup your data. A number of anti-virus programs come with the rescue disk as part of the purchased package, or you can create one through windows.

Windows XP:
http://www.howtohaven.com/system/live-windows-rescue-cd.shtml

Windows Vista:
http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-vista/howto-create-vista-repair-rescue-disk/

Other then that I would recommend getting Auslogics Disk Defrag to replace the windows basic disk defragment software.
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/
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The following I use from http://www.piriform.com/

Speccy, Defraggler, CCleaner and you might want Recuva.

Sysinternals utils from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx
Especially Process Explorer

Speedfan http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
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