PC Maintenance


Maintenance is the best way to keep your computer running well. There are simple ways to help your computer stay fit. Below is an overview of different things you can do yourself.
We recommend having a service call every 6 months to 1 year to keep your system running optimally. Most clients who do this find their chances of having problems are reduced significantly and the system just last longer overall.

Optimal PC Schedule​

Weekly:
1. Update & Scan Anti-Malware programs.
-Links:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Glary's Utilities Portable
AdwCleaner
TDSSkiller
Spybot - Search & Destroy

2. Update & Scan Antivirus program.
-Links:
Panda Free Antivirus
Microsoft Security Essentials
AVG Free Anti-Virus
Avast Free
Avira Free
Symantec Norton Anti-Virus
McAfee VirusScan
Trend Micro PC-Cillin

3. Check for Microsoft Critical Updates (XP/Vista/Windows/8/10) Click on Start, > All Programs, > find Windows Update

Monthly:
1. Update & Run Anti-Malware programs
2. Update & Scan Antivirus program.
3. Check for Microsoft Critical Updates (XP/Vista/Windows7/8/10)
4. Run Disk Cleanup (Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Disk Cleanup)


Every Six Months:
1. Call Tech-Boy Computer Solutions for service.
2. Update & Run Anti-Malware programs
3. Update & Scan Antivirus program.
4. Check for Microsoft Critical Updates (XP/Vista/Windows7/8/10)
5. Run Disk Cleanup (Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Disk Cleanup)


Every Year:
1. Call Tech-Boy Computer Solutions for service.
2. Update & Run Anti-Malware programs
3. Update & Scan Antivirus program.
4. Check for Microsoft Critical Updates (XP/Vista/Windows7/8/10)
5. Run Disk Cleanup (Start\All Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Disk Cleanup)



How to use the tools we leave on your system:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
Open program
Under Database Version choose Update Now if it doesn't do it automatically
Click on Scan Now
When complete and it finds nothing choose Exit
When complete and it finds something it will pop up a window and click on it
Check all and if it prompts to restart then do so if not just Exit

MS Security Essentials:
No need to do anything with this program.
If it prompts windows to Update, Clean, or Scan just push them.
The program is automatic otherwise.


Panda Free Antivirus:
No need to do anything with this program.
If it prompts windows to Update, Clean, or Scan just push them.
The program is automatic otherwise.