Tip #1 Make sure you have adequate Antivirus
AND Antispyware software.
Now days, basic Anti-Virus software is simply not enough. You need
both Anti-Virus AND 'Anti-Spyware' protection. Although,
the term 'Spyware' is mostly a vague term for any Virus-like, Spyware,
Adware, or Malware (malicious software).
If you are already infected, you may not be able to download or install
this software. NEVER purchase any software your computer may
tell you, or direct you to. This may very well be a scam to get your money.
Elite can remove any current infections you may have. Call us for further details.
Tip #2 Back up your data!
Frequently back up your important pictures,
documents, files, folders, databases etc. to MULTIPLE types backup media. This may
include DVDs, CDs, external hard drives, flash drives, etc. Do not
depend on a single backup on a single media. Back up your back-ups! Use
multiple media formats.
Elite can set you up with an effortless, automatic backup system that
will give you peace of mind. Give us a call for details.
Tip # 3 Back up your data! (Same as above... Repeat)
Another great way to safeguard your data is to use an Online Secure
Backup Service. The link below allows you to download a Free 5GB trial
of Nordic Backup. The PRO software is great and easy to use. Back up
Tip # 4 Upgrade your RAM.
Random Access Memory can have a nice performance
increase on your system. Do not confuse this with your Hard Drive
(storage space). RAM is only used when you computer is on. Essentially,
the more you have, the more your computer can run at any given time.
It is recommended that you have at least 2-4GB of RAM these days
(Depending on your windows version; Windows Vista is much more
Talk to Elite to have your system upgraded.
Tip # 5 Upgrade to Windows 7.
If your system will support it, upgrade to Windows 7. It's
clearly most functional, compatible, and secure version
of Windows to date. If you have Windows Vista, your computer can upgrade
to 7. Call Elite to upgrade your system today.
Tip # 6 Obtain a
If you do not have an Antivirus or Antispyware program that has a
type of 'link scanner' technology, you should look into them.
This basic program simply checks the web pages that you search, for
malicious code - before you even click on them. These programs will
indicate whether the website you are about to click is tainted or
malware (spyware) infested.
Until Next Time....