Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Everyone wants a fast, clean and secure computer.
The bare Minimum you will need are...
Anti-Virus software (AVG free or microsoft security essentials)
AntiMalware software (Malwarebytes is my favorite)
System cleanup software (CCleaner is great)
Software Firewall for windows xp (vista/7's firewall is much improved)
But you may like to use one anyway(Comodo/pctools)
You may also like a seperate defrag program. Auslogics is great and fast.
I use both I.E and firefox browsers, but Firefox is the most secure of the 2.
Download what programs you need and install
Boot into safe mode with networking (to allow updates) F8 on boot up
Go into system restore and turn it off (lots of nasties can hide there) you can get to it thru start/programs/accessories/system tools)
Update and fully scan with antivirus and then antimalware programs
Make full use of CCleaner. Run cleaner. run registry cleaner, go to tools menu and uninstall everything you really dont need, click on startup and delete everything not needed.(if unsure google the entry and look for advice on if it is needed)
At the moment i only have these programs in my startup folder. Antivirus/sound card/graphics card... and thats it.
Hopefully this will keep you safe and secure, you may if you wish turn the system restore back on.
Posted by Roy on
Mar 01, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Aug 13, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
Aug 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet
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