I interpret the ESET forum post to mean download the Slim version if you don't want to deal with the checkboxes when you install from, e.g., a flash drive bag of tricks or send to your grandmother (not to stereotype) to install for her to clean up her system without getting the PUPS.
Defragmenting often may leave disk nice and tidy looking but in fact just shortens it's life and in some cases even slower than before. Windows 7/8/8.1/10 have quite good automatic defragmentation that does not put much strain on disks and does just right amount of defragging, unlike third party programs that have to prove to you they are doing something useful.
If you own CCleaner Pro you don't need to go to their web site for latest release, All I need to do is ask CCleaner to check for update, and if it finds a newer release, it installs it, closes program running, installs, reopens. No pups, or any crap just updates itself, no menu to check for pups......just updates itself.
Someone on sevenforums a while back said running sfc /scannow too often was also hard on the drive. Usually only run it when I suspect a problem but MS hit us with an update (KB3022345 - enables the Diagnostics Tracking Service) some months back that caused, should I say false positives for "utc.app.json" & "telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json". So I became a bit more aggressive with sfc scans. Not anymore.
So I have now turned off the schedule for defrag as well & will see what it looks like over the course of the next few months. Before upgrade to WinX.
Last edited by dogpark; 03 Sep 2015 at 16:29.
backup to make sure all is clean and in working order. Many third party programs supposed to keep clean, fast or whatever, find "problems" and do "maintenance" quite unnecessarily just to justify their existence and in many cases their price. MS has built in the windows enough (and in some cases even not really needed) automatic or manual maintenance tools. Many people don't even realize how much windows changed since W95/98 and even XP and some "advice" found on internet is laughably out of date. "Advice" about SSD is notoriously outdated and only stuff put up about SSDs last year or so should be considered but very carefully because there is so much misguidance about them. The truth about them is that with W7 SP1 and up installed on modern (last couple of years) SSDs should not be considered any different than HDDs of same size. So only tweaks pertaining to space savings are of any value.