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Defrag if you must, not really necessary beyond the built-in program in 7.
It is no longer supported but worked great on my Win 8 machine.
The newest version of Scotts pick which I use and endorse is MyDefrag new name same guy.
It is no longer updated as scott says but it does exactly what it should and does it well
with many user options available if you want but run as is does a great job.
I would not have ANYTHING to do with IOBIT software.
Windows 7 generally looks after things quite well but if you are a heavy user a defrag now and then is useful. The internal defrag is quite slow and cpu intensive.
I can recommend this http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/features
Assuming you're defragging a disc drive, I use Diskeeper. It’s fast and intuitive. It has an option called Intelliwrite that helps prevent fragmentation, so when you actually run a defrag it gets it done much faster. You can set it to run on a schedule as well. I like it.
I also like the free Defraggler, much slower but better than the native Windows defrag.
If you have a Solid State Drive, DO NOT DEFRAG! You’re just eating away at the drive’s life cycle. (I just got a SSD recently, so maybe that’s common knowledge..? I just thought I’d share)