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•Call about our 10% off Spring cleaning and tuneup special.
•Backup your documents, pictures, address book or contacts, favorites, and other data that you would need if you have a hard drive failure or environmental hazard. You can back-up to a USB flash drive, CD or DVD, or an external hard drive and store in a safe secure location.
•Keep your operating system up to date using Microsoft update. Install updates for your other programs. This reduces the risk of getting a virus and protecting your system from security issues.
•Install an Anti-virus program and make sure that the virus definitions are updated regularly. Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast, and AVG are a few of the free antivirus programs. Norton Internet security is my choice for a paid solution and Microsoft Security Essentials is my recommendation for a free antivirus.
•Malwarebytes is an excellent spyware removal program, run it often to keep your computer free of spyware and malware. It can be downloaded free from http://www.malwarebytes.org.
•Use a can of compressed air to remove dust from the inside of your computer which can lead to overheating and premature hardware failure.. With the power cord unplugged and the side panel removed blow out the inside of your computer. Use caution the components inside the computer are susceptible to damage from static electricity. If you have a laptop keep the vents free of dust. Always use the laptop on a hard surface to prevent overheating.
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Tech Tips from Computer Tech Solutions LLC