How to Properly Clean Your Computer

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Sings used on workstations in the Digital Commons

Keeping your computer properly clean is important, especially during the cold and flu season.  If you use a shared workstation or a public workstation in a library or computer lab setting this is particularly important.  Using keyboards, mice, mouse pads, and touch screens can all be opportunities to come in contact with others and spread germs.  Here’s some helpful tips when it comes to cleaning your


  • Use a disinfectant wipe or solution
  • After wiping, wipe your equipment with a dry cloth
  • Do NOT allow the cloth to be overly damp – moisture can damage your computer
  • Do NOT use bleach – it can damage the plastic your computer is made of

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