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Sep 3rd

2015

Computer Protection 101: Required for All Majors

Whether you're writing a chem lab, computer code or a term paper on Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," your PC is the most essential item you'll take to college. So before you buy new skinny jeans, stock up on T-shirts or plan your dorm room décor, make sure your laptop is ready for the rigors of the semester ahead.

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1. To clean it up, you need more than a dust cloth
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2. Speed it up now, so it won't let you down later
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3. Protect it from the bad guys
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