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The Healthy PC: Preventive Care, Home Remedies, and Green Computing

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The latest techniques for keeping your PC running at peak performance--without spending a lot of money

Written by the co-host of the longest-running, nationally syndicated radio talk show on computers, Computer America, The Healthy PC, Second Edition shows you how to maintain your PC's performance and prevent problems before they happen. Using easy-to-follow steps and clear instructions, the book teaches you how to keep your computer in top condition, diagnose and fix common problems, and improve overall performance. No prior experience or knowledge is needed

Get tips on saving money with free, quality software and free tech support websites. The author developed his approach to teaching computer maintenance skills out of more than 20 years of PC repair experience and talking with thousands of customers about their questions and concerns. Learn from the expert

The Healthy PC, Second Edition Provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions with illustrations Shows you how to be proactive with preventive maintenance and how to detect problems before they happen Features clear and concise language that makes computer terms and concepts easy to understand Recommends the best free software and tech support websites that can save you thousands of dollars

Practical, in-depth coverage:

Upgrading Your Operating System; 32-bit vs. 64-bit; The Internet; How to Surf Safely; E-mail, Spam, and Hoaxes; Optimizing Your Internet Connection; Preventive Maintenance; System Optimization Tips & Tricks; Other Ways to Increase System Performance; Backing Up Your Computer; Computer Security; Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Firewalls

Book News Annotation:

Intended for Microsoft Windows users, this guide to personal computer care provides helpful information on performing useful tasks for do-it-yourself optimization, upgrading, and maintenance. The volume is divided into sections covering tune-ups, optimization and protection, network and Internet safety, and hardware and operating system upgrades. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions, notes, illustrations, and screenshots and access to additional online resources is provided through a companion website. Hart-Davis is the author of several computer how-to and optimization guides. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Get your PC running at full speed again--and remove malevolent software

Save 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.

About the Author

Author Profile

Carey Holzman is the co-host of the longest-running, nationally syndicated radio talk show on computers, "Computer America". Now in its 19th broadcast season, "Computer America" airs Monday through Friday on the Business and the Lifestyle Talk Radio Networks on stations worldwide, through the internet at ComputerAmerica.com. Holzman has written numerous articles for computer magazines and websites, has taught college-level computer maintenance courses, and has done more than 200 presentations for computer user groups across the country. He runs his own computer repair business where he has sold, upgraded, and repaired personal computers since 1991.

Table of Contents

Part I: Operating Systems

Chapter 1: Upgrading Your Operating System

Chapter 2: 32-bit vs. 64-bit: What Does It Mean and Why Should You Care?

Part II: The Internet

Chapter 3: How to Surf Safely

Chapter 4: E-mail, Spam, and Hoaxes

Chapter 5: Optimizing Your Internet Connection

Part III: Preventive Maintenance

Chapter 6: System Optimization Tips and Tricks

Chapter 7: Other Ways to Increase System Performance

Chapter 8: Backing Up Your Computer

Part IV: Computer Security

Chapter 9: Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Firewalls

Appendices

Appendix A: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Appendix B: Free Technical Support

Appendix C: Computer User Groups

Appendix D: 50 Safe and Free Software Utilities Recommended by Steve Bass

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071752916
Author:
Hart-davis, Guy.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Author:
Holzman, Carey
Author:
Holzman Carey
Author:
Hart-Davis, Guy
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / General
Subject:
The Healthy PC: Preventive Care, Home Remedies, and Green Computing, Second Edition, Carey Holzman, Carry Holzman, Holzman, Computer America, Talk Radio Network, diagnose and fix common problems, improve the overall performance, save money, maintaining PC
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - General
Subject:
Buyer's Guides
Subject:
Desktop Applications/General
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Subject:
Computer Architecture - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
March 2011
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.125 x 7.375 in

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Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » General
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » Hardware
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electronics

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"Synopsis" by , Get your PC running at full speed again--and remove malevolent software

Save 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.

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