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Is your computer sluggish? Cluttered? Bursting at the seams? In this course, created for those new to PC maintenance and utilities, author and computer teacher Laura Bungarz shares some of her favorite techniques to help you speed up your home PC. Learn about defragmenting, checking your RAM, sorting files, and using utilities you already have to clean up "behind the scenes." Laura will also provide tips on upgrading your computer and, if your budget permits, looking for a new PC.
Voiceover: One of the most critical pieces of software that you can have on your computer is antivirus. It will protect your computer from bad people and things that are out there that can delete your files, and wreck your computer, and in some cases, make your computer completely unusable. You need to have antivirus running, particularly on a PC, although Mac users, Linux users, you are not immune. Please have antivirus running.
It doesn't matter which one. in front of me here I'm showing AVG, this is free antivirus, and you can run it and use it. There are many more paid-for versions. AVG even has a paid-for version. It doesn't' have to be paid for. Just be running antivirus. When you have your antivirus installed, when you have it on your computer, it's going to show up here. There is going to be something in here that will say, "AVG." That is what you want, and you want it running all the time.
The other thing you want to do is you want to make sure you allow it to update, which it will do probably weekly, if not more often than that. Allow it to update regularly. You need current antivirus software in order to protect your computer, especially if you're surfing the internet regularly.
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