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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Computer

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Have you ever had troubles with your PC? Do you wish to know how you could avoid these problems? Do you want to extend your PC life? Read here to learn more.

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PC maintenance is one of the most basic yet neglected aspect of life. Most people do not know how to take care and maintain their computers. They would work and play with these things but then leave the poor things to fend for themselves. When the computer breaks down, they do not even realize that they played a major role in the reason why it did. Are you one of those people who do not know how to take care of computers?

Here are some tips on taking better care of your computers and laptops.

1.)  Get an Antivirus Program

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Antivirus programs are programs that detect, prevent, and delete harmful software from your computer. There are a lot of available antivirus programs in the market, thus you will have to find one that you think will suit to your needs. If you do not have the budget to avail of those programs and you are using windows, you could make use of the built in Microsoft Security Essentials

When you have installed an antivirus program, you have to remember to keep updating it to ensure that your computer is safe and protected.

  1. Update operating system

Remember to always update your operating system to the latest patch. These updates also include security features that protect your PC while also ensuring the performance. These updates are also designed to fix system flaws that are detected. When left open, these flaws are used by hackers and viruses to get your data and personal information. You would not want that now would you?

2.)  Update Your Operating System

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Remember to always update your operating system to the latest patch. These updates also include security features that protect your PC while also ensuring the performance. These updates are also designed to fix system flaws that are detected. When left open, these flaws are used by hackers and viruses to get your data and personal information. You would not want that now would you?

 

3.) Remove Unused Programs

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Remove applications that you do not use since these can take up space that slow down your computer. These applications can also clog up your system and be hiding places for the viruses

4.) Defragment your PC

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Files are kept in fragments that your computer uses. These fragments clutter up over time and waste space. This is why you need to defragment your PC from time to time. When you defragment your PC, not only do you free up space, you also improve your PC speed.

5.) System Restore Point

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Learn to use system restore points. These points are like time machines since they return your PC to a certain point and setting. This setting can save you in the long run and even in the short run. Use these points before installing software as a backup measure if ever something goes wrong.

 

These are just some of the tips in maintaining your computer. There are a lot more to learn with maintaining and taking care of your computers. Learn, take care, manage, and experience more with your computer. 

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