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COMPUTER MAINTENANCE HINTS

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Useful Tools

Computer Maintainance:

These are some useful tools to keep your Windows machine (XP and Vista) clean:

  • CCleaner (Crap Cleaner):
    helps you remove unnecessary temporary files you never knew you had, clean up your registry and your system startup conveniently

  • Glary Utilities (Free):
    cleans up your registry even more thoroughly

  • Revo Uninstaller:
    helps with uninstalling, but even better yet: finds all those temporary and junk files

  • Defraggler:
    defragments entire drives or individual files

Security:

Keep safe:

  • Spybot Search & Destroy:
    Scans your computer for spyware, lets you immunize your system to prevent such installations in the first place --- make sure to also add the Spybot hosts file

  • MS Security Essentials:
    virus and spyware scanneer

  • Antivir:
    a great virus scanner, free for personal use

  • activate your Windows firewall, or whatever free firewall you can

  • get all Windows updates, and visit the Update site regularly (not all updates arrive automatically, sometimes the update software needs to get updated itself)

Privacy while Browsing:

Other Tools:

These programs may help you work more efficiently:

  • BorgChat:
    send messages within your network. Extremely helpful for sending text, links etc. to other people or yourself if you are working on more than one computer simultaneously



PJK
August 17, 2008 / July 24, 2009





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