Dec 152010

Computer Tune Up

You can give your computer a mini tune up and keep it healthy and running in great shape by doing the following:

ü  Disk Clean up: 

A tool available in every computer. This will clean up unnecessary temporary files that take up space and slow down the computer. No personal files will be deleted! You will find the Disk Clean Up tool under: Start> All Programs>Accessories> System Tools

ü  Disk Defragmenter

Once these files are deleted, run the Disk Defragmenter to compress all your files and reduce the space left open on the drive. You will find the Disk Defragmenter tool in the same location as Disk Clean Up. 

ü  Anti Virus and Anti Spyware programs

If you access the Internet, your computer is continually at risk of attacks from viruses. Purchase virus protection and spyware protection. Keep it updated and perform scans. There are a variety of programs available out there including some free ones.

ü  Carefully screen  incoming emails and links found on websites

If you do not recognize the email recipient, delete the email or report it as junk or spam. When you are online scrutinize any offers that look too good to be true and be wary of free downloads.  Often freebies bring with them spyware or other nuisance-type programs. 

ü  Downloading all Microsoft Windows Updates

 Critical updates for your computer are sent via notifications on the bottom right section of your computer screen.  These are often patches and fixes to Windows issues that are discovered and will help your Windows system remain up to date and stable. Additional notifications related to Adobe Reader, Flash Player and Java items are ok to download. These programs already installed in your computer, provide you with the best online multimedia experience and are safe to download.

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Pieri Levandofsky
PC Computing, LLC

Medina, OH  44256
330 461-1945

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