Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I maintain my computer in good working order ?
A: Everyone should use the following types of programs: Anti-Virus, Firewall, Data Back-Up, Disk Cleanup, Disk Defragmenter, and at least two different Anti-Malware programs. All of these types of programs and many more can be found for FREE or for sale on the internet at web sites such as FileHippo.com, FreeByte.com, FreewareFiles.com, MajorGeeks.com, TheFreeSite.com and Tucows.com.
Q: Which Anti-Virus programs are recomended ?
A: We recomend the highly rated FREE programs Windows Defender or Avira Security Suite, to be updated and scanned at least once every week.
Q: How should I clean out my computer ?
A: We recomend running the FREE program CCleaner at least once every month for cleaning out cookies, history, temporary internet files, etc. CCleaner also has a good registry cleaner, start-up programs editor, system restore tool and uninstaller.
Q: Which Firewall programs are recomended ?
A: Microsoft Windows has a built in firewall. Other FREE firewalls include Zone Alarm or Comodo.
Q: How can I defragment my hard drive ?
A: By using Smart Defrag, you can keep your computer's hard drive organized automatically for optimal performance.
Q: What is the best way to back-up my data or entire computer ?
A: The ideal backup solution includes a local backup on a second hard drive or media and an off-site backup on a third hard drive or media with FREE programs like EaseUs Todo Backup or AOMEI Backupper, you can create a hard drive image, a 2nd identical cloned hard drive or backup individual files and folders.