The following ought to be
performed atleast weekly
keep your Windows computer in
top perfomance and up-to-date
Virus Scan: Use your current antivirus scasnner or try these FREE ones: housecall.antivirus.com or AVG
- Set Clock: double-click
on the clock, which is in the bottom right corner of your computer screen
("system tray") or use an Atomic Clock sync program.
Kill more SpyWare/MalWare
Search & Destroy & MalwareBytes
- Back-up your Documents & Photos (offsite services like Mozy & Carbonite are a good option)
- Error Checking:open My Comoputer, right-click on the harddrive, select Tools tab, click on [Check now...] button (it will likely tell you it will do it upon next reboot. (shut your computer DOWN/OFF for 30 seconds, then turn it on)
- Defragment:open My Comoputer, right-click on the harddrive, select Tools tab, click on [Defragment Now ...] (may require reboot as well).
If you follow these 8 steps you'll have better
luck with your computer's reliability and security, but we cannot guarantee
the results for everyone.