Flu Season -- Keep PC and desk area clean
With a more severe flu season (e.g., H1N1), many users don't realize their PCs, telephones, and desks could become a primary source for germs to collect. The keyboard, mouse, touch screens, or other devices may be neglected in the cleaning process. Techs who support user PCs often may want to use dry wipes or other cleaners to stay safer. I often clean my PC on work and home systems and found some good related articles, as I just cleaned our family PC this morning.
Office PCs and Desk area can contain lots of germs
QUOTE: Office toilet seats had 49 germs per square inch, he found. But desktops had almost 21,000 ... Phones were worse -- more than 25,000 germs per square inch.
1. Only clean when devices are turned off to avoid short-circuiting
2. Do not apply too much water or cleaner onto sponge or paper towel
3. Lightly clean keys or other devices several times
4. In tests, even plain water works well, plus there are special cleaners available
5. Allow surfaces to dry before powering back on