Protect, Clean Up and Speed Up Your Computer for Seniors

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Protect, Clean Up and Speed Up Your Computer for Seniors

Format:  Paperback,

160 pages

Publisher: Independent Pub Group

Publish Date: Sep 2011

ISBN-13: 9789059052574

ISBN-10: 9059052579

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Keeping one's computer fast, safe, and running reliably is the object of this helpful guide that explains the process of machine maintenance to seniors using detailed instructions and screen illustrations. Topics include keeping the hard drive safe, running cleaning tasks, diminishing the threat of viruses and spyware, and setting security options in Internet Explorer. Seniors can learn how to check their systems for errors and take control of their start-up programs using readily available software. Demonstrating how to create a preventive PC-maintenance plan, this accessible technology manual enables users to perform regular checkups on their computers, ensuring that they will continue to run smoothly.

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Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Publish Date: Sep 2011
ISBN-13: 9789059052574
ISBN-10: 9059052579
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.84
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 10.0 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 9789059052574

Chapter outline

Foreword
Visual Steps Newsletter
Introduction to Visual Steps™
Register Your Book
What You Will Need
How to Use This Book
Prior Computer Experience
Test Your Knowledge
Website
For Teachers
The Screen Shots
Security
The Action Center in Windows 7
The Security Center in Windows Vista
The Security Center in Windows XP
Seating Up the Windows Firewall in Windows 7
Setting Up the Windows Firewall in Windows Vista
Setting Up the Windows Firewall in Windows XP
Download and Install Microsoft Security Essentials
Scanning Your Computer
Changing the Settings for Microsoft Security Essentials
Security Settings in Internet Explorer
Privacy Settings in Internet Explorer
Phishing
The SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer
Pop-up Blocking
Managing Add-ons in Internet Explorer
Filtering Unwanted E-mail in Windows 7
Filtering Unwanted E-mail in Windows Vista
Filtering Unwanted E-mail in Windows XP
Background Information
Tips
CleanUp
Deleting the Browsing History
Set the Number of Days for the History
Deleting a Program
Cleaning Up Your Computer in Windows 7
Cleaning Up Your Computer in Windows Vista and XP
Check Disk
Defragmenting Your Computer in Windows 7
Defragmenting Your Computer in Windows Vista
Defragmenting Your Computer in Windows XP
System Restore
Creating Restore Points
Restoring the System to an Earlier Point in Windows 7 and Vista
Restoring the System to an Earlier Point in Windows XP
Background Information
Tips
Keeping Your Computer Up-To-Date
Using Windows Update in Windows 7 and Vista
Using Windows Update in Windows XP
Managing Autorun Programs
Basic Information about the Windows 7 and Vista Systems
Basic Information about the Windows XP System
System Information
Viewing the Experience Index in Windows 7 and Vista
Visual Steps Website and Newsletter
Background Information
Appendices
How Do I Do That Again?
Replacing the Antivirus Program
Index

Book description

Keeping one's computer fast, safe, and running reliably is the object of this helpful guide that explains the process of machine maintenance to seniors using detailed instructions and screen illustrations. Topics include keeping the hard drive safe, running cleaning tasks, diminishing the threat of viruses and spyware, and setting security options in Internet Explorer. Seniors can learn how to check their systems for errors and take control of their start-up programs using readily available software. Demonstrating how to create a preventive PC-maintenance plan, this accessible technology manual enables users to perform regular checkups on their computers, ensuring that they will continue to run smoothly.

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