Effective Proper Care Tips for Personal Computers

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Technology, the process, systems, methods, and devices that make our lives easier and gives us pure satisfaction most of the time. And one of the technologies’ gifts to mankind is the computer, what most of the people use, office employees, teachers, researchers, and IT professionals. But computers like us also degrade and can be ineffective, but you can prevent that, you just have to care for it just like how you care for yourself.

Install an antivirus

Hackers and viruses are all over the internet. It is better to be sure all the time. Install an antivirus to protect your computer from hackers or viruses. These viruses can cause major damage to your computer, it can slow your computer down, it could allow hackers to enter your computer and steal your confidential information, it could also allow a worm to enter your computer and eat your files one by one.

Update your software

Always do an update, even for your antivirus. If your antivirus is out of date it might not be able to fight the new viruses created. Also, update your computer’s software to fix bugs or other glitches.

Clean your monitor

Clean your monitor from time to time, because the dirt or dusts can reach the inside of your screen damaging it and causing you problems. Check the monitors manual on how to clean it and to know what type of cloth you need to use.

Clean  your keyboard

It is better not to eat near your computer or keyboard since a lot of crumbs could reach the keys. Dirt and dust also build up on your keyboard between the keys, so make sure to clean it regularly. Having those specks of dirt and crumbs stuck in your keyboard could cause you problems.

Clean the vents and fans

The vents and fans are used to make your computer cool, and not too hot. Because if your computer becomes too hot, it would make its functionality slower, and could also damage your pc. So always clean the fans and vents to prevent these problems.

Disable apps you don’t use

You may not know, but sometimes there are still apps and programs running on your computer.

Because of this, your computer will function slow. So make sure to disable the apps and programs you’re not using.

Have a backup data

Back your data up to avoid having your files lost. Purchase a hard drive where you can store your data or files. It is better to be safe than sorry, in addition, it will be able to free up some space for your computer, so you can download more apps, programs, or have more files coming in.

Reformat your computer

You may not know but sometimes, there are viruses that were able to enter your computer undetected by your antivirus, maybe it could be the reason why your computer is running slow. It is better to be sure. Reformat your computer once in awhile but of course, save your data first on a hard drive. When you reformat your computer, it deletes everything you have in your computer even viruses and other malware.

Computer devices will also need their regular general maintenance check-up to keep them functioning at their best. If ever you encounter problems with your device, you can call for a computer service for computer repairs, network maintenance, and the likes.