Rabu, 09 Mei 2012
Maintain Your Computer – Keep Your Business Running
Maintaining your computer is extremely important – especially if you are an Internet Marketer. As you know,
without your computer, your business can
come to a screeching halt. There are 4 important steps in which
you can perform on a regular basis, to help protect your computer and your livelihood.
First line of
defense, invest in quality virus software. Be it Norton AntiVirus, McAfee Virus Software or another software
program, protect yourself and
I personally have set Norton to run every evening. It may
seem like a hassle when you’re trying to get a project done, however, a 10 minute break in
the action is far
better than a one or two days of down time – and possible loss data, if your computer crashes. And trust
me, I’ve learned this from experience.
Second line of defense, invest in ad ware software. I use
Ad-Aware SE Personal – you can get the freeware version or the shareware version – the decision is yours.
I’m currently using the freeware version, but will eventually
be going to the paid version for added
protection. Anyway, Ad-Aware SE will protect your computer from such critters as, data-mining, scumware,
parasites, mulware, browser hijackers, to name just a few.
A third line of defense is to always backup
your data. Even though you don’t want to hear this, realize that your hard-drive can either go belly up or
crash. It is always better to have a backup – it shortens the down time.
Just a side note, when I was
working in the corporate world, I had the misfortune of having a supervisor that was computer illiterate. My
computer started to make sounds similar to that of a seagull. I told my supervisor that I thought my
hard-drive was going out. She did not want to believe me, and stated “We do not have the money in our
budget for a hard-drive”. I found that to be a rather crass remark and waited nervously for my hard-drive to
make its exit. To make a long story short, two days later, I get a cryptic
statement flashing on my screen
that said “Back up your Hard-Drive - Error” -- than my hard-drive crashed and died. Amazing, they did have
$60 in their little old budget to get a new hard-drive. Now, how much do you suppose my supervisor’s
statement cost the company?
Fourth line of defense and maintenance, always clean out your temporary
Internet files. It uses up memory!
To clear out your temporary Internet files do the following:
up your Internet connection.
2. Click On Tools, then Internet Options
3. Under the General Section you
should see a section
labeled “Temporary Internet Files”
4. Click on the button that says Delete
Cookies, and then the button that says Delete Files. When you click on delete files, a box will open up and
will ask you if you want to alsodelete off-line files – check that box, as well.
Within the General Section
you should also see a section called History. I decrease the number of days that I hold on to the pages that I
visited. Again, this helps to save memory.
These simple maintenance tips can keep your computer clean
and protected, which is extremely important when you’re making your living on the Internet.