Looking for a tool to manage all maintenance work on my PC
So I guess these questions are a little basic for this form, so sorry to come across as a fool! I've been using mac's for most of my life, I do a lot of software development on the mac side, and am currently getting my Batchlers in Computer Science. So to say I'm fairly comfortable with a computer is correct.
As of lately I've been wanting to get a PC for higherend processing and some gaming when I can squeeze it in. So with the help of my brother-in-law we built a computer (See specs at the bottom of this message)
I've worked with PC's through school, and on my mac I run XP under bootcamp for when I need to use Visual Studio or what have you. However now having a full PC system with Windows 7 Home Edition loaded up, I'm a little scared to come out of my bubble. That brings me to a few basic questions or wisdom!
1) Anti-Virus protection: Currently I'm using AVG Anti-Virus Free edition. Is this enough protection? Should I be worried about Ad-Ware, or spyware? I don't plan to use the internet a whole lot, besides online gaming and surfing thats really about it. I'll still use my MacBookPro for most other things.
2) Keeping the system updated, I understand there are automatic updates, and I've set it up to automattically install them, however what about drivers? Does windows manage that? Or should I be running checks on specific hardware elements now and again?
3) Defragging, is this still needed to be done within Windows 7? If so, how often and what tools would be of best use?
4) Any other helpful advise that I should be aware of!
I'm running Windows 7 Home on a high-end system