Clean Your Computer & Make It Run Fast – with No Cost Tools
Take back your power! Speed up your computer – for free.
***This course is ideal for beginners in the world of taking care of your computer. It is designed to take you step by step through the very basics of working with your computer.***
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Learn how to keep your computer running as fast as it can. Even if you are afraid to look at anything other than your email or Facebook, you can learn how to use completely free tools to fix those things that destroy your surfing pleasure.
Have you ever tried to look at a website only to find your computer screen completely unusable because it is covered with pop-ups?
Do you get big bright messages telling you that you have hundreds of viruses?
Are you tired of taking your computer to the repair shop to pay hundreds to have it cleaned and speeded up?
Then this course is for you. You will take a gentle peek at your computer and learn a bit more about it than you ever thought you wanted to know. Then you'll discover the truth about how you can surf the 'net and how to protect yourself from brutal attacks and hijacked webpages.
You'll learn about the different programs available and how to safely and properly use antivirus and antimalware programs to protect yourself.
The course can be finished in a weekend if you want to plunge right into it. The best thing is, you can see immediate improvements in your computer's performance before you are half-way through the course.
Don't be afraid of your computer. Its purpose is to serve you just like your coffee pot and toaster do. You're the boss. It's time to show that to the computer.
You'll take a quick look at a couple of things about your computer you likely did not know. These are easy but powerful things you can do that will give you the power to make your computer work at maximum capacity.
This is a quick fix for a common problem caused by malicious software and often when this happens, you are motivated to get your computer fixed because your enjoyment of the internet has come to a grinding halt.
You need a program to look at any webpage. There are several programs available but in the Windows world, the big three are Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome.
Can you answer a few basic questions about your computer?
Malicious Software and Other Bad Things
Malicious software? What is that? What can it do?
A computer worm is a malware program that worms its way into your computer and takes a free ride along your network.
But how did this bad stuff get on your computer and why would it tell you such lies?
You have programs that are supposed to protect you. What could have gone wrong?
So many people get a serious sounding phone call claiming to be from Microsoft and saying that they noticed your computer is not working properly. Do not talk to them. Hang up.
The Secrets You Need to Know About Your AntiVirus Program
What do you have on your system now for protection? Is it functioning and up-to-date?
If one AntiVirus program is good, does that mean that two are better? No.
How much should you pay for protection and does the more you pay make your computer safer? The answer might surprise you.
There are more than the ones described here but in the interest of brevity, I am only mentioning three of the more popular paid ones and three of the more popular free ones..
A couple of the big names in paid antivirus programs often come bundled with your new computers. Let's take a look at them. Whether you pay for your antivirus or not is up to you. These are all excellent choices.
Let's Get To It: Cleaning Your Own Computer
If your computer a mess? Let's start by removing some of the pervasive and low-level aggravations that cause pop-ups and threatening messages.
This is another pass at getting rid of even more annoying programs and maybe some viruses. Every program has its own strengths. This is a nice easy one that you can run online without having to install it.
One more cleaner that catches more than most when it comes to malicious software. This one you can leave on your computer as a companion to your antivirus program. Get the free version and run it every couple of weeks.
After you've cleaned out some of the dangerous threats, it is a good idea to clean up the traces of programs and leftover files that you no longer need.
When your system is free from threats, check to make sure your Windows operating system is up-to-date. It's a good idea to have the latest security patches and bug fixes.
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Some programs are just a nuisance. Here is a list of programs that you might as well uninstall.
Here's a list of the suggested sources for the free tools used to keep your computer sparkling clean inside.
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