PC Optimization Tips

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Since you work and do a lot of browsing on the Internet, the first thing you need to learn is computer optimization techniques. It is much better that you take a little extra effort to look after your computer regularly, rather than have it freeze, lock up, or crash when you lose everything on it, at which time you'll have to pay out a lot to have it fixed. Not to mention you have now lost all of the information, or data, you were working on. Follow these computer optimization tips and you will be much safer.

1. Set your anti-virus software checker to update itself automatically. This way, it is always updated with the latest protection.

2. Perform a scan of your computer daily when you finish working on it.

3. If you download any files through email or just from browsing the internet, scan this item before you open it with your anti-virus software.

4. Use your registry repair software to scan your computer once a week.

5. Use your adware/spyware software once a week. You can set this up to run automatically, which will help you keep this updated.

6. Never open any attachments in emails from people you do not know. Especially if the file is a .exe file. This is an executable file, and can launch all sorts of viruses.

7. Do not open any attachments even from people you do know, if you are not expecting anything from them.

8. If you do not have a anti-virus software installed, a virus could replicate itself to everyone on the address book and send itself out by email, without the owner even knowing this has been done. This is what happens when your computer is hijacked.

9. Do not download free music on the Internet - these free sites are always infected. If you do, run a virus scan, as well as your registry repair, and even the anti-spyware software.

10. As with the above statement, do not download any free games from the Internet.

11. Steer clear from adult sites, as they are particularly prone to viruses.

12. You can install software which will back up all your data on a daily basis. Use flash drives, memory sticks, and even DVD's etc.

13. Even though you get statements and fill forms out electronically, print out contracts, payment forms, agreements and all legal documents and file them away in a ring-binder.

14. Be extremely careful if you do anything with your finances, payment details, payment processor passwords, credit card details, etc. on your computer. A hacker could easily access all these details, if they are anywhere on your computer.

If you can follow the tips for pc optimization listed above, you will be better off than probably 99% of the population. Just by using your anti-virus software, your anti-spyware software, and your registry repair software, you can keep your computer running at optimal speed, and keep the errors and problems to a minimum.



Anonymous said...

Tips are excellent, very clearly presented, keep doing more...

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