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A: Every 6 months .you will always experience your noise level increase when computer is full of Dust . Yes dust is the Devil for a PC, but i have seen some seriously nasty ones and there still running, just very loud. Clean that junk out youll get instant temperature drops.
Dust can affect the performance of your computer. You should clean it out regularly, about every couple of months. Dust can make parts stop working or block the airflow that your computer. Dust will ruin your computer!! Clean it fast or it will overheat and break your computer. You Might be thinking that it nice and clean from outside but the fact is the computer sits in one place accumulates dust inside.I will clean your computer and dust .
A: No I don’t think so as long as you tune up , optimize and cleans like you tune your car like oil change and tune up. it can get outdate but you can upgrade it and it runs like new.
A: the safest way to backup your data is either cd or dvd because data is permanently store in this device . External drive and also fail unless you can have 2 external drives . if one dies you still have it in your second external and then you can buy another external drive to backup .
Firewall : There are two Kind of Firewalls software and Hardware : A software firewall protects your computer while using public Wi-Fi hotspots and outbound actions taken by malicious software. A hardware firewall, most often built into routers ;helps protect all computers from it is recommended that you have both Microsoft Wndows 7 and above includes a minimalistic software firewall.
Virus Scanner: Virus Scanners are your computers first line of defense against viruses , Malware, Trojan horses, Spyware and other malicious software . All computer should have Virus Scanner installed and running. Many computers include a trail version of a Virus Scanner .( A yearly subscription must be paid to keep the virus scanner current ) Most major ISP s ( Internet Service Provider will provide a free Virus Scanner as part of their service. There are free Virus Scanners available. online; be careful however as there are many programs disguised as Virus Scanner that are actually malicious software .
Popups: These browser windows usually show an ad or a page with related content. Most pop-ups ae a simple nuisance. When excessive however, they can be a sign of a dangerous website. Most new web browsers have a built in pop-up blocker that prevents pop-ups from multiplying over your whole screen.
Spyware/Adware: These programs can bombard you with ads hijacking your web browser or worse keeping track of every word you type including your passwords and personal information. A dedicated Spyware and Adware remover can help with these malicious programs when your security suite does not include one. These removal tools should be run regularly and whenever abnormal behavior is noticed in your computer.
Malicious Software Sources: There are a number of sources for malicious software. Be careful when downloading any free software: make sure you know the maker and download only from verified sites. Peer to peer sharing applications are a common source of malicious software. E-mail attachments and links are one of the most common means of virus and spyware infection. Never open attachments or click on links from individuals you do not know, or when you were not expecting them, or when anything in the e-mail looks suspicious.
Phishing: Any attempt by a malicious program or site to try to disguise itself as a trusted program or site is a phishing scam. Identity thieves run these sites. Be careful! The government or your bank will not ask you to send personal information (such as passwords, birthdates, names, etc.) by e-mail or a link in an e-mail. They will use the post office. Whenever you log into any online account, confirm that the address is correct in the address bar. Also, look for the lock symbol on your browser to ensure your personal information is kept private.
Loosing Data and Backing Up: Data loss can happen for a variety of reasons. Viruses and other malicious software can purposefully damage or delete files and can even delete the entire hard drive. Power loss can corrupt data. Theft will remove the entire computer and all of the contents of the hard drive from your possession (see the section on Security and Passwords). The only way to prevent the loss of data is through regular backups. Backing up to an external hard drive, a CD or DVD, or using a trustworthy online backup service will save many headaches later. It is your responsibility to keep your data safe and backed up!
Security and Passwords: Without a password protecting your computer, any thief can take hold of all the data you keep on it. Be sure to use a complicated password. Do not use words, phrases, or names found in a dictionary or that can be guessed.
Getting Help: For help with problems or getting around on your computer