Keeping Your Computer Humming
Once you set up your new computer, turned it on, answered all the questions, registered with Microsoft and with the manufacturer, gotten it connected to your Internet service, set up your email, copied your documents, music, and pictures from your old computer, you are all set. – Right?
Typically, everything will be fine for a month or two. Then things go whacky. You might not even notice it at first, but you went to search for a blouse, and ended up seeing folks who had taken their’s off. It might takes longer for web pages to open, and your new computer is beginning to act like the old one you just retired.
Here are some things you can do to stop the decline:
If you are using the anti-virus that came with your computer, it’s time to dump it. Supertecs recommends Kaspersky Antivirus. And while you are at it, add Malwarebyes (Malwarebytes.org). Between the two you’re protected. Be sure to uninstall the old computer anti-virus. Your computer should only have one antivirus program and one anti-malware program. Run a scan, first with Malwarebytes, then with Kaspersky.
Is your computer backed up?
Supertecs recommends Carbonite. If you’ve installed it, check the status. If it’s not working and you are not sure what to do, give us a call or contact Carbonite’s tech support.
Good to go
At least once a week, click on the icons, make sure they indicate they are working.
If Kaspersky Antivirus, Malwarebytes, and Carbonite are working properly, you should see something like these images:
If it’s not working, there is important information on the page that will prompt you to fix them. Follow the instructions until it’s working again.
One more tip:
Malwarebytes is available from http://www.malwarebytes.org
Best place I’ve found to purchase Kaspersky is from Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/
Carbonite is available at their website: http://www.carbonite.com