Save time later by performing the following tasks in the
order they are outlined below. Following this
recommended series of tasks is your first step in beginning
a solid maintenance program. Print the handy HP PC Tune-up Calendar
to assist you with tracking your progress.
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Norton Antivirus is your best defense against viruses and
other security threats. Keeping your virus definitions
important so that your installation of Norton Antivirus
will recognize and block
the latest threats.
2. Install and update spyware detection/removal software
The best way to stop spyware from sabotaging your PC is to
install and use InterMute’s SpySubtract. As with your Antivirus
it is important to keep up with the most recent updates of
your spyware detection and removal software. For more
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Defragmenting your hard drive is not as hard as it sounds
and improves your computer's performance.
As you install and uninstall programs, data becomes
scattered across your hard drive. As a result your computer takes longer
to find the correct data, degrading performance. This is true even after
installing new software on a new PC.
A virus or software bug could wipe out data without any
chance of recovery. Devise a strategy for backing up your
files now. Any important data that you do not want to lose
should be backed up regularly. This can be done in any of a
number of ways. Simply write the files to
a floppy diskette, USB drive, or a CD-R. You might also consider using RecordNow!’s System Backup or Microsoft’s Data Backup to
automate the backup process.