Protect Your Computer

Protect Your Computer

By The I.T. Guy

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The holidays are behind us, so if you were lucky enough to receive a new computer, these tips are for you. Well, if you didn’t receive one recently but you own a somewhat new device, you also want to pay attention because I will show you two simple tricks to keep your device protected and to keep it clean to continue to enjoy top performance.

Every new computer comes with some sort of antivirus, which is a trial version most of the time, and then the company will try to push for you to buy it. As an I.T. professional, I can confirm that there are several programs free of charge that can keep your computer safe. Remember that having a good antivirus is a must, since hackers are always trying to improve their skills and they get clever in making their schemes look like legitimate requests.

Protection

Download “Avast,” a 100% free antivirus, which updates automatically and protects your browsing. Get it from the website avast.com.

-Blocks viruses and malware

-Has a firewall Secures your password

-Blocks spam email

-Avoids fake website

-Prevents your webcam from remote activation

https://www.avast.com/

Maintenance

Download “CCleaner Free.” This is another free tool that runs in the background while cleaning your computer. This program makes your computer faster by deleting all the unneeded data like cookies and files left behind when browsing or when partially uninstalling software. This software also cleans your computer's registry while optimizing your computer, and it works with all the different brand browsers as a plugin.

-Automatic schedule cleaning

-Safe browsing privacy protection

-Unneeded file deletion

https://www.ccleaner.com/

I can assure you that by having just these two programs installed, your computer will be optimized and safe. Beyond being free, these programs have the benefit of running automatically making it easy for the user to enjoy a fast computer.

The I.T. Guy

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Publisher's Note

It’s 2019!

This is the first time we start a calendar year, and here at VIVA NOLA Magazine, we are so excited about what's coming in 2019. We are fully energized to take on the new year, especially because of new partnerships that are taking place.

Partnering with New Orleans institutions is a big deal for us because they are a testament of how the community in general has embraced our bilingual content, and how we are achieving our mission of connecting communities and crossing over markets. We begin this year planning a special event for late Spring that I think New Orleans residents will absolutely enjoy. I cannot wait to share the details as everything starts taking shape.

With that being said, there are many things that come up between publications, so I highly encourage you to connect with us via social media to stay in the know and find out what we are doing first. We are on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as @vivanolamag, and on Instagram you can find us as @viva_nola. Our main goal for the year is to share and connect more with our audience. We will continue to work hard to become essential to our amazing community.

For now, let the King Cake season and the Mardi Gras countdown begin!

Looking forward to a fun 2019,

AnaMaria