Is your computer just not as snappy as it used to be? Are you getting bogged down by pop-ups and ads? If so, click through the interactive presentation before to give your computer a tune-up. Even if your machine seems to be running fine, these are good steps to take periodically to keep your computer in tip-top shape. Just like changing the oil in your car, periodic maintenance on your Windows computer will keep things running smoothly.
There are several ways to protect your computer from malicious attacks and maintain your systems performance.
1. Install Antivirus and Spyware software packages
2. Keep this software current
3. Run them on a timely basis
4. Keep running updates when prompted for your operating system
5. Remove unnecessary programs
6. Do routine maintenance as described below
Technology Services provides a copy of AVG for students, faculty and staff using the latest Windows Operating Systems and connecting to the Internet through the SAU network.
Download AVG anti-virus. This tool automatically performs virus detection and removal tasks for specific viruses. If your system is infected the tool will remove the virus and repair any damage.
NOTE: You must remove any other anti-virus software before installing AVG. Failure to do so will result in computer startup issues.
Clean your hard drive (Weekly)
Rearrange your fragmented files (Monthly)
Check your hard drive for errors (Weekly)
For more information on how to do these things click on this link