I'm wondering if I should be doing...

@celticeagle (113022)
Boise, Idaho
November 8, 2015 12:49pm CST
more maintenance on my computer. I scan it weekly with Microsoft Defender and Malware. I clear the browser, and check for updates. And I wash down the screen and key board too. I am wondering if there is a cheap way of clean the inside of my computer. I would get it done professionally but the only price I am getting is $99 and that seems steep to me. Does anyone know if I should be able to get it for at a cheaper rate? Thank you for responding.
7 people like this
10 responses
@poehere (17075)
• French Polynesia
8 Nov 15
If you don't mind downloading some software to clean out directories and Internet cache then you can do a little more. Bit defender helps with viruses and stuff like this. Each time windows starts it saves a restore point on your computer. You computer needs some of your older restore points deleted out to make room. If you start to see your hard drive filling up and you don't save stuff on the drive this is a good indication that you have a lot of restore points on your computer. @Rosekitty mentioned a newbie posting how to do this. It was me you might want to check this out to help you.
3 people like this
@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
8 Nov 15
@poehere I knew the female had blonde hair and forgot the name but so glad you spotted this to help her..hahaha..see how we come around noticing things and help each other.. Thanks Ann for showing up
2 people like this
@poehere (17075)
• French Polynesia
8 Nov 15
@Rosekitty You are welcome. I hope this will help and maybe she will contact me and I can give her a few good tips on what software to download that can help clean up her directories so her computer runs faster.
3 people like this
@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
8 Nov 15
@poehere I know she will..Celtic is always a responder..
2 people like this
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
8 Nov 15
I never use Windows Defender because I consider it to be rather inadequate as an antivirus system. I usually use Avast free antivirus instead. As for the physical cleaning of a computer, it depends on whether it is a laptop or desktop system.
2 people like this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Nov 15
I used to use the same one I believe until a Dell tech told me about Microsoft Defender. I also use the Malware one too. My computer is a laptop.
@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
8 Nov 15
@celticeagle Cleaning the internal parts of a laptop is certainly nowhere as easy as it would be with a desktop computer. Fortunately it is not as necessary either due to the system being less open. The fans will become dirty in time, but generally the laptop should not suffer greatly from being left alone. The one thing that too many people forget is the CD or DVD drive. This should be cleaned with the usual CD cleaning disks to avoid grime building up the laser, which in turn affects the efficiency.
2 people like this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 15
@Asylum ...Okay. That makes sense. I will add that cleaning(CD drive) to my usual cleaning of it then. Thank you.
1 person likes this
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
8 Nov 15
Wow, I can't say I do anything like that.
2 people like this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Nov 15
You don't do any maintenance on your computer?
1 person likes this
@boiboing (12527)
• Northampton, England
8 Nov 15
@celticeagle My work one is done automatically, my home one has been set up by a boffin to do it itself, and my chromebook can't download anything and so doesn't need to be messed with.
2 people like this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Nov 15
@boiboing ....Mine could probably be set up automatically but I like to do it myself.
1 person likes this
@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
8 Nov 15
a newbie posted all about how to clean a week ago..she mentioned how to take it apart and clean it since this is her job..and was offering her advise..i wonder if you searched it here it might come up for you or maybe she will post again..she never answered me back so don't know her name..
2 people like this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Nov 15
OKay I will contact you. But don't you have to have certain small tools to open your computer. I don't know that I want to do that.
1 person likes this
@bunnybon7 (31596)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Nov 15
@celticeagle thats my problem. my son used to do it but don't seem inclined lately to do anything outside of talking to his gf and his work and resting
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 15
@bunnybon7 ...That is a shame. I am just trying to figure how I might clean the inside of my computer.
@birjudanak (7166)
• India
9 Nov 15
Somtimes its do lot of problem so need to do ar somestsge
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 15
I didn't understand that.
• India
9 Nov 15
@celticeagle sorry for that I said sometimes it creat big problem so it need to shortout of that problem
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 15
@birjudanak ...Not catching what you are trying to say.
@marguicha (78354)
• Chile
11 Nov 15
I donĀ“t know much about computers so when my older grandsons come I turn my laptop to them.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Nov 15
That's great. Wish I had that option.
@DeborahDiane (15031)
• Laguna Woods, California
11 Nov 15
I wish I had some advice for you. It is hard to keep all our devices updated!
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Nov 15
I just wanted to clean mine. Microsoft will do the up dates.
@Susan2015 (17973)
• United States
10 Nov 15
$99 is way too high. I have the Systemsuite security, but I still us the free Malwarebytes and the free Microsoft Security scanner. I do surveys so sometimes they can be an issue once in a while. So I like to scan several times a week . I use the Microsoft one about once a month.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Nov 15
Yeah, I do the quick scan usually and then the deep one every other time or so. Do you clean your browser cache too?
@bunnybon7 (31596)
• Holiday, Florida
9 Nov 15
i have the same problem and have fairly given up on my big pc. i use this small laptop that gives me headaches.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 15
Why is it giving you problems? How old is it?
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
9 Nov 15
You should defragment it every soo ofteb, keeps your Pc working fast
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 15
I used to know how to do a defrag but do not with the new Windows 10. I went to do it once, I think, when I was still in Windows 8 and I believe it said it had been done or didn't need it or something.