Computer Cleaning Tips

Clean Up, Speed ​​Up My Computer

For external computer products, an air purifier is blowing out the keyboard and alcohol pad to clean the keyboard and mouse as a standard in the desk drawer. And NEVER use Windex or alcohol on your screen. You must suggest the fiber optic light and you'll regret it forever. Use only water and a soft cloth. Internal computer care is a little more intense and takes more time and knowledge.

1. Remove any third-party "toolbar" and "last name" like Yahoo and Google search boxes. These keep your own internet history.

– Click Start> Control Panel> Add / Remove Programs
– Find the program and identify it (ie, AOL Toolbar)
– Click "Edit / Remove" or "Remove"] 2. Run Disk Cleanup utility to get rid of unnecessary files that clutter your disk. (19659002) – Click Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Cleanup
– It will run calculation and display the results
] – Click OK to make it delete files.

3. Keep my filing system just like your (hopefully) file system.

– Open "My Computer"
– Create files and name them by content (Right click> select "New Folder")
– Click and drag the files to new folders
– There are applications which offer "free file management", but just keeping you organized is the best way.

4. Download and run Spyware Removal program. My favorite is AdAware from LavaSoft. Make sure you find the free version.

5. Download and run virus protection software. I use the free AVG version. It does a great job and does not weigh my computer system, unlike Norton and McAfee.

6. Possibly the most important "deep cleansing" tool is Registry Cleaner. Registrations are like big big libraries and when books get out of place, error messages appear on your screen. If you always see a.dll error, then there is a registry error. Registry cleaners organize it all back in order. Finding a free one is hard but one I've found is CCleaner. Free cleaner will never be as thorough and purchased as cleaner. They usually run around $ 30.

Here are some to buy & # 39; cleaners that get good reviews:

UniBlue Registry Booster
RegistryEasy.com

7. There are also programs that offer "delete internet history for free" but why can you download another application to do something easily yourself? Because of many different browsers available, I will not list them all here, but some of the browsers used are:

Firefox – The best way to keep your hard drive is to install Firefox and let Internet Explorer be behind .

1. Open the FireFox browser.
2. In the main menu, select Tools> Options> Privacy

Click "Clear All"

Internet Explore allows you to remove some information about your browsing history, but it will still be a spammy story that experts could quickly found.

1. Click Tools> Internet Options> General
2. Click "Delete Files", "OK", click "Delete Cookies" and "OK"

Click on "Clear History" and "Yes."

The America Online browser is based on Microsoft Internet Explorer. In addition to the information above, here are specific steps to clear your AOL browser history:

1. Click "Settings" from the keypad at the top of the AOL window.
2. Click on "Settings".
3. Click "Toolbar and Sound".
Click on "clear history path now."

Other browsers offer similar features; investigate the menu carefully.

How to copy computer files

It seems that your computer is an important tool until you lose your files and you detect the computer that is an important subject. You must back up your computer files regularly. And there are many methods to accomplish this. I'll list them here, you choose 1, 2 or more and it's a priority to put your choice in action!

1a) Back up your files on an external USB drive. These are cheap, they come in a lot of larger cameras, and the best is SanDisk because it has an "auto backup program" as a service to you.

Enter a SanDisk USB drive on NewEgg.com in the search box. Find one with the estimated Gigabytes you need and buy it.

1b) When you insert SanDisk into your computer, notice an application that will attempt to open the name "CruzerSync". Click on it, enter your username and password, and select which files you want to back up regularly.

2) Purchase the external disk that usually comes with a ton of space in space. (Also with NewEgg or local store.) This is the method I use. I paid about $ 150 for that 3 years ago, and it works as a charm. I'll put it on my computer. In the "My Computer" section, it appears, and I simply click and drag "Documents, My Pictures, My Music" into the "External Disk". It's fast, easy and simple. And I still have a lot of space to keep adding more files.

3) Buy online backup software that automatically ensures backup of your computer files every day. This usually costs about $ 50 a year. You will not even know that the backup is coming and you can tell if a file is selected to manually backup the small label that appears next to the filename.

One of the most popular in the market is Carbonite and I highly recommend it if online backup is the chosen method.

Windows System Restore, How To

Here's a computer secret that I only use once in a while – but that's Biggy:

System Restore – the best thing Microsoft always did for its customers. This will save you fun hours of heart disease by repeating anything that happens on your computer. I am a power user; I know what I'm doing, and yet I need to restart the system every two months.

Windows XP Users:

1.Click Start
2.All Applications
3.Accessories
4.System Tools
5. System Restore
6.Click Next

] Save users window:

1. Simply type Restore in the Start menu of the search box and you will see System Restore at the top of the startup

The date in Bold are the latest restore points that are automatically set each time you close. (Another good reason to shut down the system every night.)

1.Select the date very close to the time you discovered the problem.
2.Click Next
3. Read the screen, click Next and trust it. It should be okay.

If the problem persists, choose another day a little further. (You can go back for two months but I do not recommend it. Take a bold date at a time until the problem is fixed.) Warning: Sometimes, the system does not restore the problem. At that point, you must fix it with experience and experience. Of all that I have used it, it has won 98% of the time.

Source by Andy Lanning

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