Spring time is when all things are new again. Flowers bloom and the leaves return to the trees. Its also a good time to clean up your computer. A clean PC that is up to date is faster and safer. Any way you look at it your computer could probably use some maintenance.
I urge black people to ask themselves these questions; when was the last time you defragmented your hard drive? Do you even know what defragmenting means? What about your desktop? That’s the screen you see when you are have no programs running. How about your browser with all those bookmarks and cookies? These are all actually fairly simple tasks and you don’t need a computer science degree to do it. Visit the Kaspersky blog site to get all the information you need to get a clean PC for spring.
After you have done your spring PC cleaning take the next step and perform a virus and malware scan. Microsoft’s Safety Scanner does an excellent job at detecting those nasty programs that may have found a home on your PC. You might be surprised what it finds. And do the complete scan not the quick scan. I usually do this once a month or more if I suspect something funny is going on. I also activate it just before bedtime because it takes hours to complete but it does a good job.
Of course it won’t work for Apple computer so I suggest you try Housecall, a TrendMicro product for scanning Apple computers. Both of these companies offer free anti-virus tool so check them out when you go to the site.
I have written on this blog before urging black people to treat their computer and Internet connection like their home. Keep it clean and locked. Don’t let just anybody and anything inside. Check the archives!