Get your PC running at full speed again--and remove malevolent softwareSave 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.
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.
Part I: Tune Up, Optimize, and Protect Your PC Chapter 1. Make Your PC Run Faster Chapter 2. Free Up Space on Your PC's Hard Drive Chapter 3. Protect Your PC Against Attacks, Viruses, and Malware Part II: Use Networks and the Internet Safely Chapter 4. Connect Your PC Safely to a Network Chapter 5. Connect Safely to the Internet Chapter 6. Surf the Internet Safely Chapter 7. Enjoy E-mail, Instant Messaging, and Social Networking Safely Chapter 8. Protect Your Children with Parental Controls Part III: Upgrade Your Hardware and Operating System Chapter 9. Upgrade Your PC's Memory and Hard Drive Chapter 10. Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 Appendix: Practicing Green Computing Index