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    • 1. 7 Habits Name: Naveen Sihag Course:B.Tech
    • 2. Common Problems 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
    • 3. 7 Habits1. Use a Firewall2. Backup Your Files3. Install Windows Updates4. Remove/Prevent Viruses5. Remove/Prevent Spyware6. Keep Your Computer Clean7. Defragment Your Hard Drive8. Bonus: Secret 8th Habit
    • 4. 1: Use a Firewall 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)
    • 5. 2: Backup Your Files 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
    • 6. 3: Install Windows Updates 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
    • 7. 4: Remove/Prevent Viruses 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
    • 8. 5: Remove/Prevent Spyware 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
    • 9. 6: Keep Your Computer Clean 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)
    • 10. 7: Defragment Your Hard Drive 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)
    • 11. 8: Bonus Habit 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
    • 12. Questions?
    • 13. Thank You