PC Security and Maintenance

Superior tips for keeping your PC running as efficiently as possible.  note: This article can apply to those that aren't translators as well.

OK, you may think it funny for a Language company like Albanian Language Services to be talking about PC tips, but it's all part of being a good translator, and having a happy, purring computer.


ANTI-VIRUS & FIREWALL IS A MUST HAVE! Currently, the best option is Bitdefender Total Security, a combined unit containing award-winning Anti-Virus, complex Two-way Firewall, special Tune-up features, a Safebox (password encrypted), a useful Privacy unit containing an Anti-phishing feature, Anti-Spam, ID Theft Protection, and much more! Bitdefender has won many awards, and was awarded as the "Best Anti-Virus of the year" (2014). Currently, to buy Bitdefender for one year would be $80.00, and the benefit of the higher price is that you can use it on up to three PCs. You can also use it on your Android. Plus, when it comes time to renew your subscription, they will often times offer special discounts, up to 50% off during the holidays.


However, if you want get free anti-virus and free firewall, Bitdefender does have a free version of their Anti-Virus, but you would have to have Windows Firewall (only compatable with Windows 8 & 8.1; already comes with Windows 8 & 8.1). If you don't have Windows 8 or above, then you would have to use the free anti-virus that AVG offers, and get the free version of Comodo Firewall.


But having Anti-Virus and Firewall isn't enough. It's an EXTREMELY GOOD IDEA to have a company you can go to for help. Currently, the best company that does this out there is Invisus, and their incredible! If your computer is in a haze, and is having problems, you can call them and have them connect remotely to your computer (this means that they have full access to your computer so they can fix it). Albanian Language Services has been using their services for a mighty long time, and we've never been disappointed. It's well worth the money.


Here are some good tips for keeping your PC in the best condition possible.

  1. A translator's computer shouldn't have a full hard drive. This will slow down your PC. Having a full hard drive can be caused by the following: A lot of files on one's hard drive, and a lot of programs and/or apps installed on the PC.
  2. Also, there shouldn't be too many start up programs (programs that start automatically when the PC is turned on, and normally run the whole time the PC is on. Normally, these programs display icons on the taskbar.). To turn off start up programs in Windows 7, 8 & 8.1, open Task Manager, click on the start up tab, click on a program you want to disable, and click disable.
  3. A good tool for anyone to have is CCleaner. CCleaner allows you to clean out temporary files on your computer that are taking up drive space or slowing your PC down. There's a free version and a full version. The free version works fine. Note: If you have Bitdefender Total Security, you can use the Tune-up features it includes.


Albanian Language Services wishes you success as you choose your security and maintenence applications to use.


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