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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 An outdated anti-virus will not protect your system.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
• 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.
• 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.
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.
internal maintenance tasks include:
• Organizing all the files and folder on your computer and remove files that are
• Update windows to patch up any problems and make the computer
• 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
* 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
EXTRA EXTREMELY HELPFUL TIPS:
1.) Computer problems can result when you download and install software that contains spyware, viruses, or bugs.
2.) Obtain software from trusted "virus" free sites and always back up your data before you install new
3.) 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!