The Healthy PC: Preventive Care, Home Remedies, and Green Computing, 2nd Edition

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Date

November 15, 2011

Format

Electronic book text, 288 pages

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0071752927 / 9780071752923

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Get your PC running at full speed again--and remove malevolent software

Save yourself time, money, and frustration by becoming your own computer guru. The Healthy PC: Preventive Care, Home Remedies, and Green Computing, Second Edition shows you how to find out what's wrong with your PC and solve the problems yourself. You'll get expert tips for making your PC start up faster, keeping its hard drive in good shape, and updating Windows with the latest security fixes. This hands-on guide also explains how to protect your PC for free using Microsoft Security Essentials, use the Internet safely, and configure parental controls to protect your children both online and offline.

  • Disable unnecessary startup items and boost virtual memory
  • Defragment your PC's hard disk and reclaim wasted space
  • Armor your PC against attacks, viruses, malware, and spyware
  • Protect Windows by applying the latest patches and fixes
  • Lock down your wired and wireless Internet and network connections against intruders
  • Surf safely and reduce risks from e-mail, IM, and social networking
  • Keep your children safe online
  • Maximize your PC's memory and add external hard drives
  • Upgrade to Windows 7 and transfer your files and settings

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 70 computer books, including iPad and iPhone Administrator's Guide, Integrating Macs into Windows Networks, Mac OS X System Administration, and How to Do Everything: iPad and iTunes, Sixth Edition.


Table of contents

Part I Preventive Maintenance
Chapter 1 System Optimization Tips & Tricks
Chapter 2 Other Ways to Increase System Performance
Chapter 3 Backing Up Your Computer
Part II Computer Security
Chapter 4 Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Firewalls
Chapter 5 E-mail, Spam, and Hoaxes
Chapter 6 Passwords
Part III The Internet
Chapter 7 The Dangers of WiFi
Chapter 8 How to Surf Safely
Chapter 9 Optimizing Your Internet Connection
Part IV Operating Systems
Chapter 10 Upgrading Your Operating System
Chapter 11 32-bit vs. 64-bit: What Does It Mean and Why Should You Care?
Appendix A What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Appendix B Free Technical Support
Appendix C Computer User Groups
Appendix D 50 Safe and Free Software Utilities Recommended by Steve Bass
Appendix E Safe and Free Software Recommended by Mr. Modem


Author comments

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 70 computer books, including iPad and iPhone Administrator’s Guide, Integrating Macs into Windows Networks, Mac OS X System Administration, and How to Do Everything: iPhone, iPod, and iTunes, Fifth Edition.





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