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Easy and Free Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. You might know what it feels like to have a brand new computer.

Easy and Free Ways to Speed Up Your Computer

One that's in tip-top shape and seems to blaze through even the toughest of challenges. However, that fresh computer feeling fades, and sometimes quickly. Wondering how to use your new computer? We'll show you where to start. Were you lucky enough to pick up a new computer recently?

Wondering how to use your new computer? We'll show you where to start

If so, congratulations! No matter if it's a snazzy new Microsoft Surface Book (pictured), some other Windows 10 laptop, or a traditional desktop computer, don't worry about your computer skills or where specific keyboard keys are. Instead, here are the first five things you need to do: Update Your Antimalware Program The last thing you want to do is get your brand new computer infected with malware. Who wants that? I thought about calling this "install an antimalware program" but almost all computers come with one preinstalled.

Here's the thing, though: it won't be updated. Tip: Like I mentioned above, new Windows computers typically have basic antivirus protection, but it's not the best. Install Available Windows Updates. Easy and Free Ways to Speed Up Your Computer. 125+ Free Tutorials at Be Creative AND Organized: Color-Code Your Windows Folders. The words “creative” and “organized” are rarely used in the same sentence.

Be Creative AND Organized: Color-Code Your Windows Folders

Usually it is one or the other. However, often being creative can help you be organized and there are plenty of cases of that all throughout the Internet. One of those cases is right here on MakeUseOf in this very article. Perhaps you may think that coloring a folder is being organized, but combined with other organizational habits, it can change the way you manage your files. Before we go any further, I want to suggest that you take a look at the MakeUseOf article Creating Order From Chaos: 9 Great Ideas For Managing Your Computer Files, which is an in-depth guide to organizing your folders and files the right way.

How Color-Coding Your Folders Can Make You More Organized When you open up your Documents folder, does it look something like this? Perhaps you have even more folders than what is pictured above. What I suggest is a combination of organizational methods and integrating color-coding into your practices. TweakHound. Glary Utilities. Glarysoft's Glary Utilities is one of the most consistently popular and most frequently recommended system utilities, and why not?

Glary Utilities

It bundles some of the most useful Windows-related tools in one free download. It scans and cleans your PC, cleaning temporary files, removing junk files, fixing broken shortcuts, and resolving a wide range of issues, both major and minor, that most Windows users will have no trouble recognizing. You can configure its One-Click Maintenance option to run just those processes you want with a single click, making regular maintenance just too easy for excuses. You can run any of its many tools individually, too. An Internet Encyclopedia. Welcome!

An Internet Encyclopedia

The Internet Encyclopedia is my attempt to take the Internet tradition of open, free protocol specifications, merge it with a 1990s Web presentation, and produce a readable and useful reference to the technical operation of the Internet. Some of my favorite parts are the essays on Ping and Traceroute and the CIDR and DNS sections of the Course. I'd like to thank all those who have expressed interest and support for this project.

Brent Baccala, Editor Connected: An Internet April, 1997. How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected. These days malicious software is becoming an epidemic.

How to Know If Your Computer Is Infected

It seems like it’s everywhere. Also, sadly, there's been a change in the way malware acts. SuperGeek Free JPG-to-PDF Converter: A Fast Desktop App To Convert Images To PDF Or PS File Formats. While you can easily convert images between various image formats, the case is different when you want to convert an image file to a PDF document.

SuperGeek Free JPG-to-PDF Converter: A Fast Desktop App To Convert Images To PDF Or PS File Formats

For the latter, simply use the wonderful desktop app titled JPG-to-PDF Converter. SuperGeek Free JPG-to-PDF Converter is a desktop freeware for Windows computers. The app converts digital images to PDF files. Downloadable Computer Repair CDs. One of our Technibble forum members, PcTek9, and a handful of other Technibble members have compiled a large list of CDs for various computer repair tasks.

Downloadable Computer Repair CDs

In this list, the following types of CD are available for download: Antivirus Boot CDs, Recovery Disks, Hardware Diagnostic Boot CDs, Network Testing/Monitoring, Data Recovery Boot CDs and Special Purpose CDs. Some of these are free to download, some are not. Be sure to read the EULA for the CD’s you download and the applications you use to make sure you are allowed to use them in the manner you plan to use them in.

Many of the CDs contain a variety of different programs and some of the applications are free to use as you please, but some of them disallow commercial use. So be sure to read and abide by the EULA for whatever you use. SurDoc - Cloud document backup.