Keeping Your Computer Clean
Keeping your computer clean and running like new is something that is often overlooked or thought to be difficult. However, there are things that users can do to help keep their computer clean.
Below are some programs we recommend to our customers to keep their computer running at its best.
Malwarebytes is a free program for residential use that scans your computer for malware and then removes, protecting you and your data.
To start protecting your computer from malware you can download and install Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware from the Malwarebytes website. Once downloaded you can run the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install the program.
We recommend that our residential customers open and run Malwarebytes once a month to ensure that it will help keep their computer clean.
Notice: Malwarebytes Free is not an active antivirus, it will not scan your computer automatically.
CCleaner is another free residential program that will help you clean out temporary files and cookies that collect over time as you use the internet.
By doing this you’ll improve your web browser’s speed and your online experience.
You can download CCleaner from the Piriform website. Once downloaded all you need to do is run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
We recommend our residential customers run CCleaner once a month, to do this open the program and click the button in the bottom right corner that’s labeled “Run Cleaner.”
AVG CloudCare is a paid antivirus for business and home users that we highly recommend to sit alongside Malwarebytes and CCleaner. With many benefits over a free antivirus program, one that really stands out is the real time email notifications we receive when AVG detects a threat on your computer. We use these alerts to be proactive about removal to protect against data loss.
If you would like to learn more about AVG CloudCare and how it can benefit you then give us a call.