Taking Care of Computer

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Taking Care of Your Computer:

Taking Care of Your Computer By: Pinakesh Negi Class VI

The Basics:

Turn off the computer when not in use Keep the computer physically clean Don’t install programs you don’t need Back up important data Watch out for viruses! The Basics

Clean your computer twice a year:

Clean your computer twice a year Unplug the power cord Open the lid and remove the front panel Vacuum the insides. Vacuum the air holes on front and back. Using a clean, dry toothbrush, clean the blades of the fans, and the heatsink under the main fan

Computer running slow?:

Computer running slow? May have a virus Hard drive may be full It may be downloading too many updates Too many startup items Run Disk Cleanup to delete temp files Overheating due to dirt May need more memory

How to avoid viruses:

How to avoid viruses Don’t download free music Don’t visit questionable websites Don’t open iffy attachments Paid music (iTunes) is OK

Real anti-virus programs:

Real anti-virus programs Recommended Norton Anti-Virus McAfee Virus Scan Kaspersky Anti-Virus Symantec Anti-Virus, Symantec Endpoint Protection, or Symantec Client Security Not recommended Suites or full protection packages, AVG, Panda, Trend, Avira, Microsoft

Fake anti-virus programs:

Fake anti-virus programs Don’t be fooled by fake alerts Don’t visit questionable websites

Heat: Your computer’s worst enemy:

Heat: Your computer’s worst enemy As computer get faster, their components get hotter. Some hard drives and processors produce enough heat to burn you if you were to touch them. And that much heat is just as bad for a computer as it is for you. Computers use fans to cool their components. These fans draw in the cooler outside air and circulate it throughout the case. But along with the cooler air comes dust. Dust is notorious for getting into the fan’s ball bearings, and once the dust mixes with the lubricants it forms a near solid and causes the fan to stop spinning.


Backup Data backup USB keychain drive Online backup External hard drive GFI Backup software System backup Windows backup Acronis software Cloud backup Dropbox

Firewalls and passwords:

Firewalls and passwords Encrypt your wireless network Make sure a family member knows your email password. If you keep a list of passwords, put it in your safe deposit box. Use just a few passwords so you don’t need to write down a very long list Hardware firewall not necessary for home users



Thank You:

Thank You By: Pinakesh Negi Class VI

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