CHAPTER 7

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Computer Maintenance

Regular computer maintenance will extend its life. Let’s review some of the better options available and practices to adhere to.

Anti-Virus Software

A lot of this software comes pre-installed on the machine you buy and is offered on a subscription basis, so you have to pay to update the software.

Buying this software for home computers isn’t necessary these days, as there are options available on the Internet that are just as good. Plus Windows 8 comes with its own version of anti-virus protection called Windows Defender. Microsoft Security Essentials is another option and is free to download and use on a home computer. ...

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