D2D Computer Clinic - Durban

Computer Repairs and Service may be avoidable

Computer Repairs and Service may be avoided.

IT Technicians get rid of Gremlins

Clean up your disk – At least once a week.  Computer repairs may possibly be avoided by protecting your computer from Malware and Spyware.

As you use files to browse the internet, ‘temporary’ files are created. Clear these temporary files periodically.

Internet Explorer go to Safety dropdown bar click on “Delete Browsing History”.
FireFox, go to dropdown bar in Firefox top left corner, go to History and “clear recent history” – tick on ‘Cookies’ and ‘Cache’, select which option in time frame to clear – last week, last four hours etc.

Some additional software is needed to be saved into your Program Manager File, and possible computer repairs triggered by sneaky unwanted gremlins.

Visit FileHippo (by clicking this link) to obtain free software to keep your computer clean and tidy, set one day a week to do your in-house computer repairs.

First in FileHippo – Type ‘Malware‘ into the search box, my choice is a ‘shareware’ http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/

Always check to see if the item is free source, shareware or possible a free commercial trial before making your decision.

Next type “Spybot” in the search box and freeware will pop up that I use http://www.filehippo.com/download_spybot_search_destroy/

Got the feel of this now, our last is ‘Defrag or Smart Defrag’ select as above.

This software is used last, since the hard drive in the computer is like a filing system and the files are not always filed away properly, so we need to do some ‘re-filing’.

Once you have downloaded the software you will need to save it into your program manager file. Extract the file if it is zipped (more on un-zip and zip files)  or find the .exe file to extract and save a shortcut to your desktop.

Doing a weekly check on your system will assist in keeping computer repairs to a minimum. Amongst the possibility of lost information, or having the computer crippled by uninvited ‘guests’