Can you set up your own new computer? Of course, you can.

19 05 2006

Here are a few tasks I recommend that you perform before going online, though:

1. Install a good Internet Security Suite. Set it to update and run automatically. After the first 24 hours have passed, check the logs to make sure that all updates and programs are running as scheduled. Keep up with any subscriptions for virus and spyware definitions. If they run out, you are at the mercy of any new virus or other exploit that is created. We see new problems every single week.

2. Imagine what you would do if your computer were stolen. What data would you miss?

Your email address book?
Financial data?
Your Calendar?

Make a plan to backup your data AUTOMATICALLY. Backing up manually every once in a while is nearly as bad as not backing up at all. If you don’t know how to do this give us a call.

3. Set all your programs for automatic updates.

4. Secure your wireless network to prevent others from accessing your personal information.

5. Have copies of all your programs and their product keys, in case you have to re-install them. If you have lost the keys there are recovery programs I can recommend.

6. If you need help with any of these items call me at
(404) 932-4348.

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