Posts Tagged ‘internet explorer’

Top 10 Computer Tune-Up Tips

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

1. Keep Your PC Up-To-Date.
It is recommended to have Windows update download and install updates automatically.

Access Windows Automatic Update Settings by clicking:
Start -> Control Panel -> Windows Updates

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2. Keep Your Computer Free from Viruses (and other unwanted software).
It is very highly recommended that you have an anti-virus suite installed. AVG Free Anti-Virus is a highly rated anti-virus suite and best of all it is free!

AVG Anti-Virus Suite Website -> http://free.avg.com/

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3. De-fragment Your Hard Disk Regularly.
De-fragmenting your hard drive will speed program load times and help your computer run smoother.

Access Windows Disk Defragmenter by clicking:
Start – > Programs – > Accessories – > System Tools – > Disk Defragmenter

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4. Backup Your Computer.
Whether you decide to backup your important files to an external hard drive or to an online backup provider, it is highly recommended to perform regular backups to protect your precious data.

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5. Keep Your Desktop and Hard Disk Tidy.
Windows includes a simple tool to keep your computer’s desktop and hard drive clean from unnecessary files.

Access Windows Disk Cleanup by clicking:
Start – > All Programs – > Accessories – > System Tools – > Disk Cleanup

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6. Be Cautious Opening Suspicious Links or Email Attachments.
Many viruses are spread through web links and email attachments. Always exercise caution when clicking on unknown links online or opening suspicious email attachments.

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7. Uninstall Programs That You Don’t Use.
Many programs will actually slow your computer down by loading themselves every time you turn on your computer. If you don’t use a program, uninstall it.

Access Windows Install/Uninstall Programs Tool by clicking:
Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) OR Programs and Features (Windows Vista and Windows 7)

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8. Scan Your Hard Disk for Errors.
Your hard drive may have hidden errors that are causing you computer to crash or run slower than it should. It is recommended to scan your hard drive for errors monthly.

Access Windows Disk Check Tool by clicking:
My Computer -> C Drive (Right-Click and choose “Properties”) -> Tools -> Check Now

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9. Avoid Using Internet Explorer Whenever Possible.
Internet Explorer web browser is the most vulnerable and least efficient browser on the market. Consider using an alternative web browser for a better, more secure web browsing experience.

Use Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, or Safari instead.

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10. Use A Firewall
A firewall is a program that puts a protective barrier between your computer and the internet. Windows includes a robust firewall that can help protect your computer if it is enabled.

Access Windows Firewall by clicking:
Start -> Control Panel -> Windows Firewall

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CCleaner – Free Windows Optimization & Cleaning

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool.
CCleaner automatically removes unused and leftover files from your Windows computer – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history which is very helpful for privacy concerns. CCleaner also has a fully featured automatic registry cleaner.
CCleaner is FREE, fast and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

Ccleaner Free Windows Optimization
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Ccleaner cleans the following:

 
  Internet Explorer
Temporary internet files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, and index.dat.
 
  Firefox
Temporary internet files, history, cookies, download history, and form history.
 
  Google Chrome
Temporary internet files, history, cookies, download history, and form history.
 
  Opera Web Browser
Temporary internet files, history, and cookies.
 
  Apple Safari Web Browser
Temporary internet files, history, cookies, and form history.
 
  Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
 
  Registry Cleaner
Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more. CCleaner comes with a comprehensive registry backup feature.
 
  Many 3rd-party applications
Removes temp files and recent file lists from many programs including Windows Media Player, eMule, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more.
 
100% FREE
CCleaner is freeware.