Maintain your computer using McAfee SecurityCenter - Special edition from AOL version 10.5

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Maintain your computer using McAfee SecurityCenter - Special edition from AOL version 10.5

The instructions given below are for McAfee SecurityCenter - Special edition from AOL version 10.5.

Maintain your computer using McAfee SecurityCenter - Special edition from AOL version 10.5 allows you to optimize your computer's performance.

Note: Non-members or those on the Free AOL plan can subscribe to McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL for a substantially discounted annual fee.

How-To


Use the McAfee QuickClean feature

McAfee QuickClean cleans your internet cache, temporary files, registry keys, deleted email messages, temporary files, and other non-essential files that are taking up space on your computer.

To clean your computer:

1. In the Windows taskbar, next to the clock, double-click the McAfee icon.

Note: If you don't see the McAfee icon next to the clock, click the arrow next to the clock to reveal the hidden icons.

2. Click Navigation in the upper-right corner.

3. Scroll down the Navigation Center pane and under Tools, click the QuickClean link.

4. In the McAfee pop-up window, click on the Settings button (if you are using this feature for the first time) within the QuickClean box.

Note: If you have used QuickClean previously you will see the Clean button instead of the Settings button. In such case, click the drop-down menu icon at the upper-right of the QuickClean box to open the Settings.

5. Select the locations from where the System Files, Browser Files and Emails should be cleaned and check the appropriate checkboxes.

Note: You can see the option Schedule QuickClean at the end of the list. To know how to schedule QuickClean go to Use the Task Scheduler option to schedule QuickClean.

6. Click the Save button to save your changes in the settings.

Note: To reset the selections to the default settings, click the Reset button.

7. Click on the Clean button to start the cleaning process.


Use the Disk Defragment feature

Windows Disk Defragmenter is a Windows program designed to increase the speed of your computer by rearranging files stored on a disk to occupy contiguous storage locations. The purpose is to optimize the time it takes to read and write files to/from the disk.

To run Disk Defragmenter using McAfee Security Center - Special edition from AOL:

1. In the Windows taskbar, next to the clock, double-click the McAfee icon.

Note: If you don't see the McAfee icon next to the clock, click the arrow next to the clock to reveal the hidden icons.

2. Click Navigation in the upper-right corner.

3. Scroll down the Navigation Center pane and under Tools, click the Defragmenter link.

4. In the McAfee pop-up window, click on the Defragmenter button within the Defragmenter box.

5. Select the drive you want to defragment and click the Defragment button.


Use the Task Scheduler option to schedule QuickClean

Task Scheduler allows you to create Windows scheduled tasks to clean your computer routinely.

To use Task Scheduler on McAfee Security Center - Special edition from AOL:

1. In the Windows taskbar, next to the clock, double-click the McAfee icon.

Note: If you don't see the McAfee icon next to the clock, click the arrow next to the clock to reveal the hidden icons.

2. Click Navigation in the upper-right corner.

3. Scroll down the Navigation Center pane and under Tools, click the QuickClean link.

4. In the McAfee pop-up window, click the drop-down menu icon at the upper-right of the QuickClean box to open the settings.

5. Select the locations from where the System Files, Browser Files and Emails should be cleaned.

6. Scroll down to the option Schedule QuickClean at the end of the list and check the checkbox.

7. Select your desired option under How often do you want to clean? or select the last option to set your schedule under Set my own schedule.

8. Set your appropriate choices and click Save.

All set. You don’t have to worry about clearing unnecessary files anymore now.



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Last updated: 03-19-2012
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