Monday, May 12, 2014

PC Maintenance (or PC Rx)

How many times have you heard someone say that their computer's crashed? or that their laptop is running so slowly?  Or that they receive so much junk (i.e spam) via email?

Well don't just stand there - let's do something about it!

You gotta stay proactive, don't let things pile up until the last minute.

Here are some guidelines for PC maintenance and repair:

General Tips

  • Be organized - save your working files in sub-folders inside of a working folder on Google Drive (not on your C-Drive) - this will actually help preserve the life of your C-Drive
  • Don't save files on the root folder of your C-Drive
  • Uninstall (not delete, but actually use the Windows Uninstall routine) all programs that you don't really use - you'd be amazed at all the stuff that piles up on your C-Drive and web browser task bar over time - so get rid of it!
  • Buy a surge protector - this will save your desktop, laptop, cable modem and wireless router during thunderstorms

  • Practice safe computing. Don't accept software or downloads for which you didn’t ask. Delete any suspicious email without opening it. And even if the     email came from your best friend, don't open any email attachments with the following extensions: * .exe, .com, .vbs, .bat, .mdb, .reg, and .js

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