Maintenance

M-tek Technology, Inc.

Do it Daily

   

  • Check the Boot up “Cold Boot” of your PC

Does it make noise?

Does it lock up?

Is it slow?

Check for errors?

 

  • Test your computer’s exposure by Symantec Security Check
  • Test your computer’s exposure by  McAfee Security Check
  • Check and Update your Anti – Virus Definitions
  • Set your Firewall and Automatic Updates
  • Try the New Windows® Defender From Microsoft
  • Update your virus and spyware definitions: Viruses spread within hours, so keeping your antivirus software up-to date is essential.
  • Do an Incremental backup: Making a copy of files that have changed since your last full backup is quick and easy.
  • Reboot when programs crash: Failed applications can cause other programs to falter. Restart your system after every crash to clear it out.
 

Do it Weekly 
 

  • Check for Windows Update : Get the latest patches from Microsoft to secure your sys­tem, by running this from the Start menu.
  • Run a Full Anti-Virus Scan and Spyware Check: Find anything nasty hiding on your system by regularly scheduling a total scan.
  • Run a “Disk Clean-Up”
  • Do a complete backup: Better safe than sorry. A backup of all of your data will help you recover if your drive fails.
  • Run a spyware-and-adware removal program: Ranking of anti-spyware apps.

Do it Monthly

   

  • Scan Disk all Drives 
  • Defrag all Drives 
  • Backup Important Data on Removable Media
  • Update your programs: To make your apps more stable, check for vendors software updates or visit a site such as Version Tracker (www.versiontracker.com).
  • Check for new drivers: Installing the latest drivers for your devices can help speed up and stabilize your Pc.
  • Use a one-click utility-suite checkup program: A utility suite-on one CD, with one interface--can give your PC a thorough checkup.

Do it Yearly

   

  • Clean out your PC case: Use a can of air duster to carefully clear out the dust that collects in a case and can clog up the fans.
  • Spring-clean Windows and your programs: If your PC seems sluggish and bloated, make a full backup and then use the restore CD to return the system to its original state. 
  • Conduct a full diagnostic check: A hardware-diagnostic program can test your equipment and track down faulty components before they fail completely.

Extras

   

Hard Drive Maintenance 

 

  • Delete unnecessary files and programs (Disk cleanup)
  • Delete hidden or unwanted data. (CCleaner)
  • Use Disk Defragmenter in a Windows environmental.

Setting Up Email 

 

  • Pop3 IMAP Incoming Mail Server

·         Yahoo: plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 995)

·         AOL: imap.aol.com (port 143)

·         AT&T “Bellsouth”:  fpostoffice.isp.att.net.

·         Comcast: mail.comcast.net

·         Google: pop.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 995)

·         Netscape: pop.3.isp.netscape.com (port 110)

·           Lycos: pop.mail.lycos.com (port 110)

  • SMTP Outgoing Mail Server

·         Yahoo: plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (Use SSL, port: 465, use authentication)

·         AOL: smtp.aol.com or use your local ISP SMTP mail server

·         AT&T “Bellsouth”: fmailhost.isp.att.net.

·         Comcast: smtp.comcast.net *or* smtp.comcast.net:587

·         Google:  smtp.gmail.com (SSL enabled, port 465)

·         Netscape: smtp.isp.netscape.com (port 25, using a secure SSL connection)

·         Lycos: smtp.mail.lycos.com or use your local ISP SMTP mail server


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