Keeping Your Computer Running Smoothly

By: Tami Weimer

Free Report: Keeping Your Computer Running Smoothly
By: Tami Weimer

Whether your using Windows 9598, Win ME, XP or Vista, there are several ways to keep your computer running smoothly. These methods are exactly what I use on my own computer.

First, I clear out my temp files, cookies, history, recycle bin and even passwords (if you choose to do so) by clicking; Start, Control Panel and typing in search box...internet options. When the Internet Options box appears, click View.
You will be able to see how many cookies are stored on your computer. You can also set your computer to accept the amount of disk space to allow cookies to be stored. I set mine to 275MB. That seems to be efficient for me.
Click delete. With Vista, you can delete all at once. If you have any other version, you must delete them individually.

Second, I use a Free registry cleaner for Vista. You can get yours at www.registrycleanerforvista.com. If you have other versions of Windows, try Eusing Registry Cleaner. Also completely free...www.eusing.com. Works on all Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003 computers. I run my cleaner at least once a week. This usually clears up any problems with freezing, slow running, slow browsing and corrects corrupt files from installing and uninstalling programs.

Third, I run Windows Update, to make sure my computers programs and system files are all up to date. That is very important to keeping your computer running smoothly.

Fourth, I run my antivirus and update it consistantly. I set my computer to run a systems check every other day automaticly. You can do this by clicking Start, All programs, Accessories, System Tools and finally, Task scheduler. Here you can adjust how often and when you want your computer to run various utility programs such as scandisk, disk defragmenter, disk clean-up and system restore. I personally use Norton. You can get yours by going to www.symantec.com. It is not free but it is the best antivirus program Ive ever used. If you prefer a free antivirus program, you can get one at www.grisoft.com. They have trial versions and completely free "AVGfree" versions.

You can also help protect your online experience by purchasing a "firewall". I use Windows Defender that came with my computer. It disguises your online appearance to hackers for safer browsing. We will have more on this and security issues in the upcoming reports.

Implementing these tips into your daily routine will keep your computer running smoothly. Happy Surfing!

Dont forget to visit often for?more resources and solutions to all your computer needs.

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