BITS Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
7 Habits OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE
COMPUTER USERS
Mayank Garg
2013H140040H
Embedded System
BITS-Pil...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
 Slow Performance
 Unable to Print
 Unable to Get Online
 Unable to Find/Launch Programs...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
1. Use a Firewall
2. Backup Your Files
3. Install Windows Updates
4. Remove/Prevent Viruses
...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
– What
• Software that prevents unauthorized access to your computer.
• Built into Windows.
...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
– What
• Hard Drives have 100% failure rate.
• Photos, photos, photos.
– How
• Online Backup...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
– What
• Windows requires updates to stay healthy
• Not always “Automatic”
– How
• Start > A...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
– What
• Internet Connectivity + People = Slow Computer
• Internet Connectivity + Children =...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
 What
 Unwanted, invisible rogue software that
changes the behavior of your computer
 Sym...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
– What
• Bits & Pieces of unused programs, websites, etc. that remain on your computer
and s...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
– What
• Hard Drives – like all of us - are busy and become fragmented (used & un-used
space...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
 1. Update Your Computer’s Hardware
 What
 Your computer is a collection of parts that in...
BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
Thanks
Specially thanks to Mr. Naveen Sihag.
Mayank Garg Slide 12
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  1. 1. BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus 7 Habits OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMPUTER USERS Mayank Garg 2013H140040H Embedded System BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
  2. 2. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus  Slow Performance  Unable to Print  Unable to Get Online  Unable to Find/Launch Programs  Unfamiliar Home Page/Search Engine  Slow Startup/Shutdown  I Can’t ________ Anymore Common Problems Mayank Garg Slide 2
  3. 3. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus 1. Use a Firewall 2. Backup Your Files 3. Install Windows Updates 4. Remove/Prevent Viruses 5. Remove/Prevent Spyware 6. Keep Your Computer Clean 7. Defragment Your Hard Drive 8. Bonus: Secret 8th Habit Mayank Garg Slide 3 7 Good Habits
  4. 4. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus – What • Software that prevents unauthorized access to your computer. • Built into Windows. – How • Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall > “On” – Frequency • Once – (but check in on it) Mayank Garg Slide 4 1: Use a Firewall
  5. 5. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus – What • Hard Drives have 100% failure rate. • Photos, photos, photos. – How • Online Backup – secure, safe, reliable, cheap – carbonite.com, xdrive.com, allmydata.com, mozy.com • Otherwise Copy to CD/DVD’s • Avoid “Backup/Restore” programs – iffy at best. – Frequency • Install Once – Check on it weekly Mayank Garg Slide 5 2: Backup Your Files
  6. 6. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus – What • Windows requires updates to stay healthy • Not always “Automatic” – How • Start > All Programs > Windows Update – Or try www.update.microsoft.com – Choose “Express”, wait for results – Select everything, restart when prompted – Repeat – Frequency • Weekly Mayank Garg Slide 6 3: Install Windows Updates
  7. 7. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus – What • Internet Connectivity + People = Slow Computer • Internet Connectivity + Children = Very Slow Computer – How • Install Anti-Virus Program – windowsonecare.com, symantec.com, mcafee.com • Keep Anti-Virus Program Updated – Only as good as latest “signature” – Frequency • Install Once – Check for updates Weekly Mayank Garg Slide 7 4: Remove/Prevent Viruses
  8. 8. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus  What  Unwanted, invisible rogue software that changes the behavior of your computer  Symptoms:  Unfamiliar homepages, slow performance, pop-ups, strange browser toolbars  How  If not addressed by WindowsOneCare, Norton, etc.  Install Ad-Aware (www.lavasoftusa.com)  Download latest “definitions”  Scan your system  Remove what the scan finds  Frequency  Weekly Mayank Garg Slide 8 5: Remove/Prevent Spyware
  9. 9. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus – What • Bits & Pieces of unused programs, websites, etc. that remain on your computer and slow it down – How • Download CCLEANER – www.ccleaner.com – Install (de-select Yahoo toolbar) – Cleaner, Issues, Tools – Check what runs at System Startup – Frequency • Weekly (Check for updates) Mayank Garg Slide 9 6: Keep Your Computer Clean
  10. 10. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus – What • Hard Drives – like all of us - are busy and become fragmented (used & un-used space become entangled over time) • A Fragmented Drive Slows Performance – How • Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter – Choose “Defragment” – Frequency • Monthly (or more) Mayank Garg Slide 10 7: Defragment Your Hard Drive
  11. 11. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus  1. Update Your Computer’s Hardware  What  Your computer is a collection of parts that interact with each other via “drivers”, “firmware”, “BIOS” etc.  Display Drivers, Sound Cards, Printers, Monitor, etc.  How  dell.com, sony.com, hp.com, gateway.com, etc.  Search for Downloads specific to your system  Have the site determine your system # if unsure  Compare dates of available downloads with your system – download individually and check performance  Frequency  Monthly Mayank Garg Slide 11 8: Bonus Habit
  12. 12. BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus Thanks Specially thanks to Mr. Naveen Sihag. Mayank Garg Slide 12 Link to connect with author: http://www.slideshare.net/MayankGarg25 https://www.linkedin.com/in/gargmayank http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mayank_Garg6/ https://www.facebook.com/mayank17692?ref=hl
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