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Tips for a Healthy Computer

laptop computerProperly maintaining your computer should be a high priority as a business owner. As we all know, computers are an essential part of any business. And just as people use simple and regular hygiene practices like showering or brushing our teeth to stay healthy, computers also need regular hygienic care to run smoothly.

“But I’m not really a computer person, and my business keeps me busy,” you might say, “Can’t I just hire somebody else to fix my computer?”

Of course there are times when a problem may be too big or time-consuming for you to fix on your own. In that case, a professional computer tech is a great resource. But there are MANY simple things you can do on a regular basis to keep your computer running effectively—none of which are very difficult or require much time. And doing these things regularly can help you avoid problems that might cost you later on! Continue reading

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Simple Tips to Avoid Viruses on Your PC

We’ve all had the unfortunate experience of having our computer attacked by a virus, some by the exceptionally malicious ones that access your contact list and start sending unwanted e-mails to your friends and associates. In an effort to reduce such occurrences, here are a few simple tips to help protect your computer from viruses and spyware:

1. Install an anti-virus program, and run scans regularly. There are several good virus programs out there, such as Norton Antivirus, Kaspersky, Avast, and others which you can download for free, or for the full versions, for under $100. This software will protect your computer from most viruses. The key here is not just installing the software, but scheduling it to automatically scan your computer and update the ever-growing list of viruses regularly.   Norton: http://www.symantec.com/norton/index.jsp Continue reading

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