- So, I set up a password to log in to the computer. Don’t give it to the kids.
- I installed Malwarebytes. You should click on the icon on the desktop and run/update that program every week. Select full scan. It could take over an hour to finish. If it detects any problems, click show results, check all the issues and then select remove.
- I installed AVG Anti-Virus. Run/update that once a week as well. MOST issues you will ever have will be from Malware.
- DO NOT install toolbars ever.
- DO NOT install any additional programs. If you think you need a program then run the name by me first and I’ll let you know if it’s safe (remember, no toolbars).
- I bookmarked an Amazon link at the top left of Google Chrome. That will take you to a page to buy a new laptop battery which needs replacing at the moment.
- Use Google Chrome only. I have installed something called AdBlock which will stop most ads and pop-ups from appearing but only while you use Chrome. Do not use Internet Explorer. Chrome is safer and usually faster.
- On the taskbar (the bar that’s always at the bottom of the screen) will have a little flag on the right by the battery meter. That is Windows Update. Click it every once and a while and run the update. Install the important updates only.
- If you’re going to let Liam watch a movie, make sure he uses Windows Media Player. Just open the program, pop the DVD in and it will automatically play.
- iTunes is a pain to use. Consider selling Rachel’s iPod and getting her a regular MP3 player (like from Sony). She can just use Windows Media Player and doesn’t have to install any other programs or use iTunes gift cards. She can still download music cheaply from Amazon MP3. Those tracks will appear in Windows Media Player and she can easily sync them.
Okay, I think that’s it for now. I’m going to list your battery information at the bottom in case you need it. Love you.