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Taking action against Viruses :
• Always keep your anti-virus updated to detect and eliminate viruses that may be in your computer. An outdated anti-virus will not protect your system.
• Do a complete system scan on a regular schedule, in case a virus is hidden without your knowledge.
• Backup your important files such as invoices, other documents, photos, business contracts, etc., on another drive or an external drive. Viruses are able to delete or modify your files.
• Beware of downloading files from the internet without checking for viruses, especially from suspicious people. One of the popular methods of spreading viruses are through uploaded files.
• Only one anti-virus program should be installed on your system at any time. But remember that no one signal anti-virus program can catch all viruses all the time.
• Never open e-mail messages from someone you don't recognize and always scan before you download the e-mail even if it is people you know. Safety precautions should always be taken.

Cleaning Tips:
• Clean your system every now and then to improve performance of the computer parts otherwise dust will cause your system to heat up faster and lead to premature system failure.
• Always place your computer off the floor 8 - 10 inches,on a table, desk or shelf at all times. This helps lessen the amount of dust entering your computer.
• Always make sure the power cord is unplugged from the computer before doing any cleaning.
• Using vacuum cleaners (not recommended), but if you insist, use EXTREME CAUTION.  Short shots of compressed "air" are best for all around system clean up. CAUTION: Always remove power cord and Ethernet cable before cleaning.
• Use a damp cloth to clean the case, and make sure that no fluid leaks on the computer components.
• Careful when eating or drinking around a computer.

Maintaining your Computer:
• Do not bump or drop the PC when transporting, this can cause damage to internal system hardware.
• Careful not to shake the PC when it is running, it may cause the system to crash or hardware damage.
• Never shut down the computer immediately because it can cause data to be corrupted and lost as well.
• Work in a clean environment that is as free of dust as possible. Remember a fan is always sucking dust in that direction when it is on.

By maintaining and taking care of your computer, less problems and errors will occur and the life of your computer will be extended.

​​Some internal maintenance tasks include:
• Organizing all the files and folder on your computer and remove files that are not needed.
• Update windows to patch up any problems and make the computer run smoother.
• Create a backup of your system in case something happens to your computer. #1 ignored thing to do and the biggest complaint when a crash happens!Sometimes important or precious things such as photos and documents can be permanently lost.
• Update anti-virus daily and scan the computer regularly for viruses.
• Optimize and clean your hard drive to get rid of useless files and data.
• Scan the hard drive for errors to make sure that the hard drive is running efficiently.
• Clean dust out of your computer once every month.

                                ​    If you have tips that you would like to share, just email us!​​

* Taking action against Viruses
​* Cleaning Tips
* Maintaining your PC​

If you have tips that you would like to share, just email us!​​
USE ​on a hard surface ONLY!
NEVER USE on a soft surface​
​1.) Computer problems can result when you download and install software that contains spyware, viruses, or bugs.
btain software from trusted "virus" free sites and always back up your data before you install new software.
Keep dust from cooling grill vent, other vent holes on the bottom of the notebook, fan vents and fan!
Preparing computers for you, ​
​the way that I would like to receive them!