Computer Support and Consulting


Located in beautiful Bozeman, Montana

Important Information about computers
Taking care of your computer
There are a few steps that every computer user should do to maintain their computer on a regular basis.  If you are not sure about doing any of these important steps on your computer, call Computer Support and Consulting at 582 1722 to ask a question over the phone or to get on site support.


Virus and Spyware Protection

There are plenty of bad programs (viruses, spyware, adware etc.) on the internet and in email.  If you are not protected, you will be infected sooner or later.  A good protection program is a must. Keeping the program up to date is also a must.  If a new bug comes along and your computer isn't up to date, it will get infected.

Update Windows

Keeping the Windows operating system up to date is also important for a couple of reasons.  Some bugs are designed to specifically take advantage of weaknesses in Windows.  Also some updates will allow your computer to take advantage of the latest changes available to your computer.
Backup Backup Backup !!!

Always make a backup of your current information.  Be prepared for the possibility that your computer could crash from a hardware failure or a software bug.  Your data should be stored on at least two different memory devices.  Use flash memory drives, removable disks, and/or external hard drives for storage.  If something bad happens to your computer and you don't have a backup, there is no way to retrieve the information.

Maintenance

Other steps to help maintain your computer include: Disk Cleanup, Disk Check, Disk Defragment and Registry Clean.  If you have a desktop computer the inside needs to be cleaned with a vacuum and a can of compressed air at least once a year.
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