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5 Ways to Clean Your PC for Improved Performance

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Spring Clean your PC for National Clean Out Your Computer Day

We’re nearing the point in the year when it’s time to start thinking about up around the house. But while you’re making plans to clean out the garage and downsize your belongings, consider doing some virtual cleaning as well. Today is National Clean Out Your Computer Day, a reminder to be proactive with the organization of your computer. Keeping your computer “clean” can help it run more efficiently, making it quicker, safer, and more enjoyable to use. In recognition of the day, here are 5 easy ways to clean up your computer.

Run an antivirus program

Computer viruses and malware get more and more sophisticated every day. Recent stats suggest nearly a half-million new malicious programs are recognized every day. Thankfully, antivirus software is better than ever as well. PC users with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 have access to a built-in antivirus program—Windows Defender—that’s better than any Windows anitvirus programs before. It runs automatically, keeping you defended against attacks you may never realize are happening. Still, it’s never a bad idea to be more proactive with your virus protection, which you can do without spending a cent. There are plenty of great free antivirus programs that are just a download away. PC Mag recently reviewed a dozen options, and their top pick was Avast Free Antivirus. Regardless of what program you choose, make sure to keep its virus library updated, and remember to scan your PC regularly.

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Windows 8 at Abt Electronics

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new.  That’s defnitiely something Windows users are familiar with.  This time around, the newest incarnation, Windows 8 is catering to a faster, touch-related crowd.  Our Connect store representative Jay Irwin gave me the details on what to expect with the new operating system.

Windows 8 is already on display and accessible on two computers we have in our Connect Store.    “There are two big differences I can see with Windows 8 compared to Windows 7,” Jay mentiones.  “The first is how responsive the operating software is.  Everything, whether it is touch related or mouse or keyboard, it is extremely responsive.  Zero lag, zero wait time.  The second thing is the new Metro UI (user interface) .  It is all about touch, so the design is extremely intuitive and easily accessible.”

The desktop is extremely easy to use when you are controlling by touch, much like you would your touch-phone.  Applications, folders, and other programs are easily accessed through intuitive, smooth motions.  Come by the Connect Store in our Atrium this weekend and see for yourself!

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Need A New Laptop? Abt Has The Perfect One For You!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I could not believe it until I actually saw it. The Toshiba Protégé R700-S1321 is the most impressive laptop that I have seen in years.  With its 13.3-inch screen that still lets me keep an optical drive but yet does not sacrifice battery and power, and best yet boasts about an 8 plus hour battery, and includes Windows 7 Professional, or a free downgrade to Windows XP. What could be better? Well the fact that this laptop only weighs 3.2 pounds and includes a Core i5 processor. Overall this machine is special in the sense that for the first time in a long time Toshiba is offering a laptop that gives you the best of both worlds; thin and lightweight with plenty of power and battery life. Abt has this laptop on display in the Connect Store. It is something that should be truly seen if you are in the market for a new laptop.

– Chad T.

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Connect Better With Abt Connect Techs

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Connect Techs at Abt

Did you know that not only does Abt sell computers & computer accessories, but we also offer a full array of services for your new or existing computer? We offer 2 start-up packages for your new computer to help you get going right away. Our Connect Techs can install software, operating systems, hardware, and upgrades to personalize your computer. Need a wireless network in your house? We can do that for you too!  All of your computer needs are coupled with the best customer service you already know from Abt. For more information, please contact the Connect Store at Abt.

Walter O.

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