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Restore your computer to maximum performance

Automated Disk Cleanup with Free Computer MaintenanceTo keep your computer running at maximum performance it is very important to regularly perform various system tasks. This helps to quickly repair small issues as they occur, rather than letting the small issues build up and potentially cause more serious issues. The most important of these tasks include the disk defragmenter and disk cleanup tools. Another problem that is often overlooked, however, is spyware.…

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Why & How to Back Up Your Important Files and Photos

In today’s day in age, when we have gigabytes (or even terabytes) of important items in digital form, it is very important to regularly back up all of your “can’t lose” files to an external backup drive (or an online storage solution). There’s an infinite number of problems that could suddenly render your computer and its locally stored files useless. Viruses, system crashes, and hardware failures are just a few of this potential problems that could occur without warning.…
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Regain your hard drive space: remove unnecessary Windows programs

Windows PC software uninstallationRemember when you first purchased your computer? You got it all set up, and on your first time using it you noticed a host of programs that came pre-installed on your computer, many of which you knew you would never use. On top of that, think of all the software that you installed, some of which have been forgotten and unused.

You are not alone. All of us have programs and software that we either don’t need or don’t use. Often, over time, this extra, unnecessary bulk can begin affecting the speed and performance of your PC, especially if you …

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How to make your PC boot faster

speed up my PC boot timeIf you turn off your computer often, it’s likely that you turn it on just as much. ¬†Sometimes computer load times seem to take so long that you could eat breakfast and perform morning exercises, while still waiting to use your PC. It can be like you’re waiting on a turtle.

While computers have come a long way since the days of floppy drives, there are still things you can do to help shave off some seconds and make your computer boot faster. As a result, you can save time, headaches, and possibly money to make your PC boot faster.…

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Protect your personal files: Eliminate private information permanently from your hard drive

Whether you’re going to a new job and returning a machine, selling your old computer, or donating it, you need to be very cautious of what information is left on the device.

After all, if it was a personal computer or work machine, it’s more than likely there is sensitive information on them. ¬†They may have held credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, birth dates, and even personal emails, everything needed for a nefarious individual to potentially damage and/or harm your life.

The recycle bin is not good enough and is actually a bit elusive in leading you to …

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