Daily steps to maintain computer health
If you want to keep your computer in tip-top
shape, there are a few things you should do every
- Delete Cookies, Delete Files, Clear History.
Internet Explorer creates temporary internet
files. It is best to clear them out regularly.
Load Internet Explorer. Select Internet Options
from the Tools menu. On the General tab, choose
Delete Cookies, Delete Files, and Clear History.
If you have cookies or passwords that you like
to keep, download the free utility Internet
Sweeper. It will make this cleanup easier.
- Take out the trash. Empty your Recycle Bin
- Reboot your computer once a day. Use Start/Shut
Down/Restart. Not all programs you run release
memory and resources fully when you quit them.
Restarting once a day will fix this.
- Update your virus definitions. If you don't
use an anti-virus program, you need to get one.
The best is Symantec's
Norton AntiVirus. Make sure that you turn
on Automatic Live Update.