- To speed up boot up or Start-up:
- Run a complete system scan using your anti-virus, but before you do so, make sure that your anti-virus is updated.
- Do not install two anti-vruses at the same time, aside from the result of slowing down your pc, your anti-virus will not function effectively.
- Defrag your hard-disk.
- Use of other utilities or applications.
- Windows Disk Clean Up tool
- Check on your disk files. Delete files that you no longer need, or back it up in another external hard disk or burn a copy of it. Hard disks nearly full will slow down your pc as well.
For more inspiration, sometimes I think about taking ongoing computer classes to stay sharp. My eldest son is a graduate of BS Information Technology and he really enjoys his job. With my youngest son, I encourage him to earn a computer science major, since technology is at the heart of all employment. My husband, children and I are computer users, definitely we enjoy using a well-maintained pc, especially if it is not slow.
Note: you may type and include all the websites you want to be blocked in your network.
Let us keep our family safe from these online predators!
This is the reason why it is deem necessary to do a back-up or a copy of your most important computer files regularly. It will surely make you worry-free and save your time retrieving lost files if your computer hard disk failed or has been corrupted.
- First, organize your files. Simply create folders on separate files, then rename it accordingly for easy navigation and find.
- Put all your important files in one place, or on your desired drive partition, in my case I have my important files in my Drive D.
- Decide on which of the following options you want your files copied and saved:
- Start copying the files you want to back-up and you’re done!
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Click on Organize pull down menu.
- Select Folder and search options.
- In the General tab, tick the check box for Show all folders option under Navigation pane section.
- Go to start menu
- Click on Run
- Type ‘explorer’ and press enter
- Install an Anti-Virus Software. You can choose from a range of anti-virus softwares in the web. Some are free for home use and the rest are for paid subscription. In my case I am only using a free anti-virus which is light and easy to use.
- Update your anti-virus regularly. This is very important, for no matter how good your anti-virus is, if its database is not regularly updated, it will surely fail you.
- Run a complete system scan with your anti-virus on a regular basis too.
- Disable Auto-play. This will prevent autorun viruses to run and get into your computer system.
- Show hidden Files and Folders. This will enable your anti-virus to check on malicious hidden files and folders when you run the complete system scan.
- Make a habit of opening files and folders using the Windows Navigation Pane. Double clicking folders is ok, but if a virus is hiding inside such folder, especially an autorun virus, it will automatically run and go into your computer system.
- Explore external hard drives and flash disks with the Windows Navigation Pane. External harddisks are the best culprits of transferring viruses, especially when you use it also in other computers.
- As much as possible avoid downloading files from untrusted sites. Some files are usually accompanied by malwares, trojan virus and root kits.
Being a former ICafe owner, I have learned a lot of things regarding networking and troubleshooting computers. I learned it through the help of my fellow ICafe owners who are professionals and technically skilled in the field of computers. Through constant practice and acquired knowledge, I was able to man the business by myself with the aid of my eldest son JM, who is now a Professional IT
- Right click on the My Network Places icon on the desktop and select Properties. (If the icon is not available, go to Start menu | My Computer | My Network Places | View Network Connections.)
- Locate the network connection that is associated with your Internet connection. This may be labeled something like “Local Area Connection.” If you have more than one connection to choose from, be sure you determine the right one before proceeding.
- Right click on the appropriate connection and select Properties.
- In the list that appears under the General tab, double click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
- In the window that appears, you want to select the option: Use the following DNS server addresses, fill it up with your preferred DNS server
- Then press Ok out of all windows until you are back to the Network Connections window.
You can now open your web browser and browse to a website to see if it connects faster.