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10 Tips on Keeping Your Windows System Healthy

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6. Boost that RAM

If you’re the type of user that uses a lot of program at the same time and likes to multi task or maybe a hardcore gamer it is always recommended to pack up and buy extra RAM memory for your PC. This helps system clogging and speeds up your PC.


7. Alternative Browsers

Internet Explorer is a good browser, but it is constantly attacked by viruses and software because hackers mainly focus their attention attacking this program for some reason, that’s why it is recommended to use an alternative browser.

Popular replacements for IE are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera

8. Registry and Internet Trash Cleaners

Temporary Internet Files can be cleaned manually, but it is always best to use programs that can help do this for you. The system registry needs to be maintained to clean your system of any un-needed and unused registry entries.

CCleaner can do both automatically. You can also try out RegCleaner and RegScrubXP to keep your system registry free from un-needed registry entries.

9. Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware programs

These tools are essential to everyone’s PC to keep them safe from malicious programs. Norton antivirus and McAfee antivirus are the most commonly used antivirus software. Though it comes with a price, its use is worth your money. You can also download free antivirus software such as AVG Free Antivirus. Scan for viruses regularly and update it if you must twice a week. There are also online virus detectors that you can utilize over the internet such as Trend Micro’s housecalls

Installing an anti-spyware program, compliments the use of your anti-virus software. Most antivirus software does not detect some spyware's as a virus threat. Therefore they will dwell on your PC if no anti-spyware program is installed. To name some of the few anti-spyware programs AVG has a free anti-spyware program also. Spybot - Search and Destroy and Spyware terminator are free as well.

10. Firewalls

A firewall detects programs that utilize the internet. It can block any unauthorized downloading, say a virus or a spyware is trying to send or receive information through internet. A well known firewall program called ZoneAlarm is one of my personal choices.

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By Unregistered on 04-07-2007, 10:26 AM
Cool re:misconfig

I have tried to uncheck the entries their but windows automatically goes to safe mode and keeps reminding to go back to earlier state.So I am quite certain that this piece of advice is wrong.You can't touch any entries in msconfig directly.

You could have mentioned few utilities to help maintain the harddisk.
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By peterk on 04-22-2007, 07:33 PM

There is no problem using msconfig, that's what it is for. You must be doing something wrong. As for your 2nd point that is what Google is for.
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By William_Wilson on 04-23-2007, 11:21 AM

make sure you are not unchecking items under the services list. Removing too many of those will send windows bonkers. The startup list is simply items which are invisible to your startup list under all programs, I edit this list weekly.
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By support1000 on 10-28-2008, 08:23 AM
Thumbs up Computer Tech Support

Nice and useful tips to make PC healthy.
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