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OS X Leopard :: Best Program To Keep Mac Running Fast, No Crashes, And No Freezing

I have a MacBook Pro Titanium, running OS X 10.5.8 and a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor. It has a 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM for Memory. My computer has been running slower lately, when I'm online it tends to freeze up on me more often, and while I'm working in different programs, especially iPhoto, it increasingly keeps crashing on me. I'm thinking I need to defragment my drive, check for corrupt files, etc. and run something like Disk Doctor on it. Ten years ago, with the older computers, Norton Utilities Disk Doctor was the recommended program to use on a Mac to keep it running well. With these newer computers, and the OS X systems, which program is best for keeping my Macs running well? Is it still Norton's Utilities or is there something better? The reason I ask is because I went online to purchase the newest version of Norton's Utilities and it only received 2 out of 5 stars.

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