You are returning to Clemson after a break and you are eager to get to work. But if your system is not up to par, you will lose a lot of productivity time fighting slowness and other odd behaviors. Here's some steps to help clean that machine up prior to starting a semester. In fact, it's a good idea to do most of these on a monthly basis.
Microsoft releases critical updates on a monthly basis. If your system hasn't been online in awhile, it's likely that you are missing a few. This is the easiest way to fall victim to a virus attack so make sure you don't skip this step.
Note: If you miss the scheduled time, Windows will check for updates at next boot up.
Worst way to start a semester is with a virus...so make sure that's not the case! If you don't have Trend-Micro or you have an Anti-Virus that isn't updating, see our Solution Guide for instructions on installing Trend-Micro.
The recommended application for checking for spyware is Trend-Micro Ant-Virus. If you have not installed Trend, you can do so by going to our Software Download site.
It is also good to complement with some alternative Anti-Spyware products such as:
Temporary Internet Files can consists of malicious files that pose a danger to your system. It's good practice to clean browser cache out on a regular basis to avoid possible problems. Here's the steps to do that in IE and Firefox:
Your machine is now happy and clean! Safe Surfing!