The regular computer user doesn’t have time for thorough computer tune-up or PC maintenance. But, it is important to clean up your computer from time to time to remove viruses and speed up your PC. Further, a quick tune-up can prevent future computer issues and keep your computer running afloat nicely. We’ve come up with a quick 3-minute PC tune-up which you can run monthly, quarterly, or the next time you can remember.
Here is the quick 3-minute, 3-step PC tune-up:
- Go to Internet Explorer -> Tools -> Internet Options and click Delete under Browsing History and click Delete
again on the next prompted screen.
- Click Start -> right-click My Computer and select Properties ->Advanced System Settings or System Properties -> System Protection and uncheck or remove the restore point. This restore point saves settings and files in memory that could be malicious. After you uncheck it and it processes to remove it, then recreate the restore point. This might sound silly, but this process of removing wipes the slate clean of any saved files that may be viruses, and then re-creating the restore point allows you to turn back the clock on your computer to a good start-up point if you run into computer start-up issues.
- Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features and remove any programs, toolbars, or utilities that you don’t use any longer.
Following these 3 steps will tune-up your system while keeping it well-maintained.