Thursday, October 1, 2009

PC Cleanup

The kids are now back to school -- but they were home all summer... AND, who knows what websites they have been playing on. If you haven't done so recently -- it's time to clean your pc.

  • We like to run several programs to help clean spyware off of your computer. Different programs find different malware. You can find these programs free at . Currently, our favorites include:
  • Malwarebytes
  • SuperAntiSpyware
  • Ad-Aware
  • Separately, Spywareblaster is a good program to run in the background to help prevent spyware from entering your pc.
  • Cleaning up the registry can help reduce errors and speed up your pc.
  • Check out: CCleaner
Defrag Your Hard-Drive
  • You should defragment your hard-drive from time to time. You don't want your pc unnecessarily jumping around the hard-drive grabbing data. Remember to run your defrag:
  • Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools> Disk Defragmenter
  • Also, make sure your anti-virus program is updated. And, run a scan if you don't have it scanning regularly.
  • We like AVG Anti-Virus Free.