Ten Dumb Things Computer Users Do

You’ve just gotta love an article entitled 10 Dumb Things Users Do That Can Mess Up Their Computers. It’s written by Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP, and is available as a free PDF download from TechRepublic from here. It’s written in language even a technophobe can understand.

Got someone at your office who still doesn’t “get it”? Leave this article on their chair.

It’s a short and to-the-point read. Here is the list of the dumb things computer users do. I recommend you download the article for greater detail and some specific recommendations:

1 – plug into the wall without surge protection
2- surf the internet without a firewall
3- neglect to run or update antivirus and anti-spyware programs
4- install and uninstall lots of programs, especially betas
5- keep disks full and fragmented
6- open all attachments
7- click on everything
8- share and share alike
9- pick the wrong passwords
10 – ignore the need for a backup and recovery plan

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