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How to (Really) Delete Computer Files For Good

remove unused programs to speed up your computerWe are all familiar with the delete function on Windows computers. It’s that indispensable feature that allows you to remove unneeded or unnecessary files stored on your hard drive. But did you know that you are not really removing a file from your hard drive by simply using this delete feature alone.

Find out why this is and how you can take the proper steps to ensure that a file is completely gone from your hard drive to free up valuable space.…

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3 Tips to Increase Free Disk Space on Your Computer

not enough free disk space - Windows XPDepending on the size of the hard drive in your computer, you may see the “Not Enough Free Disk Space” pop-up box too often; especially if you install new program and/or download files from the internet often.

So, what do you do when you see this error? It’s a very bad idea to just begin deleting random files that you don’t recognize. Often, many ill-informed computer users discover that this solution can backfire and cause even more problems when they realize that one of the deleted files was an important file for software of Windows to operate properly.

Here are …

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Why you should perform regular virus scans

perform regular virus scans of your computerAs we’re sure you know, computer viruses are dangerous and they can wreak havoc on your PC. They can make all of the files and data on your computer vulnerable to being stolen by ill-intentioned hackers. This includes your account passwords, credit card data, and potentially much more private information.

Rather than waiting until a virus attacks your computer to take action, prepare yourself in advance to fend off viruses by performing regular virus scans. All you needs is reliable antivirus software from trusted, reputable company. Some great options for antivirus software include…

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Why does my computer have “low disk space”?

Learn About Low Disk Space Error in Microsoft Windows with Free Computer Maintenance

If you have had your computer for a while,  then you have likely built up a collection of files over time. We use our computers to store photos, videos, documents, and we install numerous programs to help make our PCs more useful.

Depending on how large your hard drive is, however, you will also likely see the “Low Disk Space” notification message pop up in your taskbar, no matter whether you are using the older Windows XP operating system or the newer Windows 7 OS. But what does this mean, and how can you fix the problem?

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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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