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Notebook PC weekly tasks

Once a week you should consider performing the following recommended tasks listed below which can also be found in the handy HP PC Tune-up Calendar.

 

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1. Perform a data backup

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.

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2. Update your Antivirus software

Antivirus software is your best defense against viruses and other security threats. Keeping your virus definitions current is important so that your installation of your Antivirus software will recognize and block the latest threats.

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3. 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 software, it is important to keep up with the most recent updates of your spyware detection and removal software.  For more information visit the PC Security Center.

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