How to Refresh and Maintain your PC's performance



How to Do Computer Maintenance and Reduce Computer Problems

Steps

  1. Use a good anti-virus program.This is the most important piece of work in preventive maintenance. Installing the anti virus program is not good enough. You should do following as well:
    • Set-up the program to download and install updates automatically.
    • Schedule periodic full system scans.
    • Check the virus definitions date regularly and see whether it is up to date.
  2. Set-up your PC to Download and install “Windows Updates" automatically.Windows updates include Operating System patches for bugs and PC security related issues. These patches can reduce many unknown computer problems.
  3. Install anti Spyware program to detect Spyware tools.
  4. Install a Personal Firewall.Most of the anti virus programs are bundled with Personal Firewalls these days. Personal firewall is a barrier between your PC and the outside world. This can protect your PC from hackers and Spyware tools.
  5. Do not download and install unknown software from Internet.This is the biggest mistake most of the PC users are doing. Some of this software can damage the Windows registry, which cause lot of errors.
  6. Uninstall unnecessary programs installed in your PC.
  7. Be very careful when you download music from the Internet.Always stick to one trustworthy web site.
  8. Perform Scandisk periodically to check the Hard Drive.
  9. Delete temporary Internet files.To automatically delete these files in IE9, goto Tools - Internet Options - Second one click it and select everything. then click apply then ok then it will delete all
  10. If possible, try not to use Internet Explorer because it has major security breaches which could be potentially harmful for your system.Two alternative web browsers you can try are and or at . to get the latest Java download.
  11. Download Web Security Guard at or download the SiteAdvisor plug-in, both protect you from most web based security threats and annoyances.Both give you a safety rating for the sites you are on and give a rating on your Google searches as well, from green (safe) to red (dangerous). Web Security Guard will have a pop-up saying that if a particular website has been reported as dangerous. You can choose to continue and go to the site or don't go to the site. One example of a dangerous site is smileycentral.com. One example of a safe site is . Web Security Guard will also have a gold "shield" if the website has been reported but is not severely dangerous and will not give you pop-up about the website. This will help to prevent you visiting sites that are likely to damage your computer. SiteAdvisor can be found on

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  • Question
    What is the best antivirus program for a PC?
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    Community Answer
    Malwarebytes. It has a pro option, but the free version has all the features the average user needs. It can also detect some viruses that other programs cannot.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    My computer fails when I need to open Windows. It says "failure Windows update. Configuration reverting changes. Please do not shut down your computer," so what can I do?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It's probably a combination of two problems. Your computer is old, and Window Update stinks and has no compassion for old computers. If you don't have at least a late version of an i3 microprocessor, it would be easier on your sanity to get rid of Windows and switch to Linux. You can select "just a few" Windows updates at a time, and let them finish, just a few at a time. That way, Microsoft won't totally overwhelm your computer doing 50 updates at once. Maximizing the RAM that your computer can take will help the updates.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    After I clean my PC with majorgeeks.com, is it safe also to use malwarebytes with it without causing any problems?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Majorgeeks isn't for cleaning computers. I assume you used Majorgeeks to find some anti-malware software to clean your computer. Yes, Malwarebytes is one of the most highly rated anti-malware programs out there. I always have their "Free" version installed on my Windows computers, manually update it every week or two when I defrag. It's a hard-drive scanner, and if you ever think you caught some bad software, use the Malwarebytes scanner. I never had a problem letting Malwarebytes "fix" anything that it wants. If Malwarebytes says you have a piece of "bad" software, get rid of it and replace it with a different product.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    The fan on my computer started smoking and my computer won't work, what can I do?
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    Community Answer
    This sounds like the power supply is bad, and needs to be replaced. If you're not comfortable working inside your computer, take it to a reputable computer repair shop.
    Thanks!
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  • Firefox users have access to one of the most powerful web security tools in existence - NoScript. it can be found on the add-ons page: . It blocks all web scripts from running unless explicitly allowed by the user. You can also blacklist any site.
  • doubleclick.net would be good to add to any blacklists.
  • Avast and Zonealarm are very good free anti-virus and Firewall software, respectively.
  • Seek the advice and even help of an IT professional if needed.





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