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One of my favourite defragmentation tools MyDefrag (formerly known as JKDefrag) has long ago stopped development and recently the website has also gone down. However the software is still fully functional and as useful as the day the bread was baked.
MyDefrag was maintained for years as an excellent, free defragger. It’s essentially feature complete and just kept on ticking, but after a problem with the mydefrag.com hosting Jereon decided to let the site close.
In his final post on the former official MyDefrag forum he said he hopes that free software download sites keep serving it up for download – I’ve not found it terribly easy to find so I’m hosting my own mirror here for my own benefit and yours.
MyDefrag Download Verification
You can pop the download URL into VirusTotal.com to do an online-virus scan for some reassurance: https://www.virustotal.com/en/
- EXE: http://patabugen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/MyDefrag-v4.3.1.exe
- ZIP: http://patabugen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/MyDefrag-v4.3.1.zip
Unfortunately I have no other way to prove that the exe is not the original and untouched download from the original site (I made the zip myself) – since there isn’t a checksum listed and available via archive.org. You’ll just have to take my word for it I’m afraid. I’m hosting a MyDefrag download because I love the software, use it frequently (and recommend it in my guide to cleaning your own computer)
This feels like an appropriate place to put a sincere thank you to Jereon for his years of time and effort to make MyDefrag! The donate button has died with the website, if you didn’t have a chance to donate before and find a way for people to donate now let me know in the comments so we can keep the money-sharing-love alive.
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Last Updated: January 2016
People get viruses all the time, I’ve no idea how but they seem to manage it. I spent lots of my time cleaning people’s computers, if you don’t wish to pay someone else to do it you can usually do it yourself using these directions (or get in touch if you’d like me to do it for you). You may get some hard to clean viruses which need research and persistence to remove – in this blog post I can’t help you with those.
- You might need to do them one at a time if you find they’re going very slow.
- Don’t forget to back up your files. Always: virus or no virus. Don’t forget to scan your backup for viruses too (or delete and rebuild it if it’s a read-only one).
- Each scan here could take between 1 and 8 hours to finish, depending on how much stuff you have on your computer.
- They are all free, don’t pay for anything! Look for the “Free Version” or “Free Edition”. If you find the programs useful, however, most of them have the option to buy or donate to support them.
- Where you get the option, ask for a Full Scan. You may need to click an “Advanced” button first.
- Some will not clean “low-threat” items such as Cookies. Don’t worry about them, but clean anything else they let you.
- You will need to have a working Java installed, go to http://www.java.com to check or download.
- No Anti-Virus picks up everything, that’s why you need to run several to have a really good scrub.
- If you have an anti virus installed, run a full scan with that first. Then disable it so it doesn’t scan files every time one of the other scans does.
Run these from your browser (or a download file which doesn’t install):
You need to download and install these ones. Remember to uninstall them after to free up your disk space:
Also make sure your current anti virus is up to date and not complaining about anything. If you don’t have one then install:
You may also want to:
- Immunise in Spybot (You installed it for a scan earlier) – to block bad sites
- Run CCleaner – to clean up your caches, registry, broken links and suchlike
- Defrag with MyDefrag – to tidy up your files so they load faster. Skip this is you have a Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Use GlaryUtilities to clean up and seed up
If you know any other free online anti viruses, which actually clean up for you at the end, post them in the comments!