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Title: When%20Bad%20Things%20Happen%20to%20Good%20Computers


1
When Bad Things Happen to Good Computers
  • Presented by Stephen Skunta Lindsey Karoly

2
Disk cleanup
  • Frees up disk space on a computers hard drive
  • CCleaner
  • Deletes unwanted files from browsers
  • Registry cleaner
  • MAC
  • MainMenu
  • Maintenance
  • Onyx

3
Defrag
  • Can configure schedule
  • Recommended once a month
  • For Mac
  • OS X automatically defrags files lt 20 MB
  • 3rd party disk utilities

4
Driver updates
  • Why are drivers important?
  • Can cause hardware to stop working or work
    incorrectly
  • Can be found on computer companys website (ex
    Dell.com)
  • Software available that will scan computer

5
Running processes
  • Task Manager
  • msconfig
  • ProcessLibrary.com

6
Cleaning your computer
  • Tools
  • Can of compressed air
  • Lint-free or anti-static cloths
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tweezers
  • Clean every couple months
  • Careful when blowing fans
  • Overspinning a fan can crack or damage the
    bearings.
  • Use the can well away and use short bursts and
    can also prevent the fan from moving while
    cleaning.

7
Ventilation
  • Overheating is the biggest cause of component
    failure
  • Do not put in enclosed area
  • Keep away from carpet or floor
  • Do not put items on top of computer or laptop

8
Virus software
  • Most colleges give this for free!
  • Free software
  • AVG Free
  • Avast
  • Do not install more than one antivirus software

9
Anti-spyware
  • Free software MalwareBytes, Spybot
  • Fake virus alert

10
Force shutdown
  • No Windows updates
  • Corrupt registry files
  • Can cause damage to hard drive

11
Backup
  • Backup options
  • Online
  • External hard drive
  • CD/DVD
  • Software Acronis
  • Windows 7 Backup and Restore

12
Voltage regulator
  • Turn off and unplug electronic equipment during a
    storm
  • Surge protector
  • UPS

13
Is keeping your pc on all the time OK?
  • Shutting down vs. leaving on
  • Computer lifetime
  • Cost of leaving your computer on
  • Power management

14
Sounds of a failing hard drive
  • DataCent.com hard drive sounds
  • Backup!

15
Secure password
  • Secure password less likely to get hacked
  • How long it takes to hack a password

16
Adding memory
  • When should you add more memory?
  • Installing
  • Make sure computer is off
  • Properly seeded
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