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How do I automate system maintenance? I'm using tune up utilities 2010, portable spybot, malware bytes, ad-aware, c-cleaner, and avast free antivirus. I'm using windows xp. Please tell me, how can I run these tools and leave my computer. And the computer will automatically shutdown when the maintenance is done.

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the first obstacle that springs to mind:

MBAM doesn't allow for automatic/unattended removal of infections.

You can run a scheduled update and scan, but removal of detected infections has to be done manually (unless you upgrade to the corporate edition).

You will probably encounter similar problems with ad-aware and portable spybot S&D.

Avast! and Ccleaner should be OK problem to run scheduled. As for Tune Up Utilities 2010, i couldn't tell, sorry.

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