how do you take care of your Personal Computer?

Philippines
January 8, 2009 2:11am CST
how do you take care of your Personal Computer?
8 responses
@gohan2091 (544)
8 Jan 09
On the software side, I defrag it often, I protect my computer from threats like viruses, spyware and try to prevent hackers from gaining access to my system using a firewall. I keep my files up-to-date and organised and I back up often. If I have programs installed that I no longer use, I will uninstall them and run a registry cleaner to ensure the program has really been deleted. I also run disk cleanup and junk file cleaner to remove temporary files that may be clogging up my computers memory. On the hardware side, I clean the components every few months and will replace the parts when they develop a fault with better parts.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
that's a common thing that we both have, i guess we have both interest when it deals with taking care of our pc. thanks for that time...
8 Jan 09
Thanks for your comment, I have just done some research into Malwarebytes and it seems really good from what I hear. I will give it a go!
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
i've been using malwarebytes since the 1.18 version and now it's 1.32.its a very very good scanner and remover.if you need the realtime protection just buy a license key...
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
the question is general.take care against what?malwares? or physically?against malware, i do safe browsing and also "no pron" and i have a good security software. physically, i do a weekly maintenance and also i do make some modifications for my unit to look more better.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
yes.. i really intended to make that question in general so if someone read they could share in any ways of taking care of their personal computer.. my is i do clean the hardware by dusting and in software part i run various inspection every week from virus, registry, defrag, and backup of my files.. thats how i care my PC. hey thanks for the response.. i still hoping that i can gather more info with this topic i post that would help a lot and being aware.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
i dont need to worry of system maintenance since it'll run at a shceduled time..that's one of my weekly maintenance
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Hello mrbrownedeye! I took care my pc by just wiping it everyday and letting it rest once in a while.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
hi there! i dont know about wiping? what does it mean and how this wiping worked? hope you can tell me.
• United States
8 Jan 09
What I mean wiping is wiping all the dust everyday..hehehe..I am sorry if I made it complicated.
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
Prevention is better than cure so they say. so i made a registry entry so that no other programs would run on my computer especially executable files. Since Virus is an executable file, it won't run on my computer. then i just put in the names of programs that i use to allow them to run. then the usual anti-virus programs i also use malwarebyte's anti malware, it's free.
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
i wonder how you do controlling registry entry. hope you can share it here. thanks.. looking forward to it.
@vipinl (802)
• India
8 Jan 09
There is nothing much about keeping care of personal computers... a good antivirus is all you need, and also not download or run softwers from unknown sites, thats all... happy myloting
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
yes but we have to consider on cleaning the hardware part of our pc because that help and improve the ability or capability of the PC to serve us.. still a nice sharing of knowledge it shows a concern. thanks
@Msnforum (631)
• United States
8 Jan 09
That depends on what you are talking about. If you talking about the cleanliness of the computer hardware, I would say it's pretty much hassle free. The only thing I have to do is just try to remove the dust off the front cover of the pc and try to wipe over all the pc exterior and the LCD screen. Going onto computer securities, I do not have fancy bloated softwares running constantly. Anti-virus: NOD32 ; Firewall: Zonealarm The rest aren't really needed and since Vista does everything quite efficiently, there's nothing to worry about. On XP however, you might need a alternate disk defragmenter that defrags faster. Hope it helps on your topic.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
i just make it generally by intention so anyone who read can share their knowledge on any ways to maintain or how they care their own PC on their personal ways. you are sharing good knowledge thanks for that. about the xp and vista, i can't make any comment on the vista because i am not using it and about the defragment on xp that would consider a nice sharing.
@EliteUser (3966)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
Hey, Well I wipe my computer whenever I see dust on it. Actually it is a laptop, so I wipe it, don't use it if my hands are dirty, and try not to get annoyed with it or else I might pick it up and throw it without me wanting to. Happy MyLotting!
@inuceres (342)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
take care of pc is hard to do, i always whipping it and clean the motherboard at my cpu. you should always used it.