Be cautious about the sites from which software is downloaded. It’s often difficult to determine whether the program is legitimate when downloading and installing software from the Internet.
Have a quality antivirus program installed and running when downloading software from the Internet.
Always scan downloaded files before opening them. Back up data and system files before installing new software. If the software is buggy or contains a virus, it could destroy the computer’s registry or wipe out the hard drive.
Install one program at a time. If five programs are being installed simultaneously and an error message appears, it will be difficult to track down the culprit. Downloading one program at a time makes it a lot easier to trace your steps. When troubleshooting, always change one thing at a time.
Before downloading and installing a program, carefully consider whether it is needed. Don’t clutter the system with unnecessary eye candy such as screen savers, custom icons, skins, and other items that will bog down the PC by hogging resources and increasing the risk of software conflicts.
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