Once you have made an investment in purchasing a computer, you should keep it working. Many of us don’t really think about keeping our computers in working order until something goes wrong. Preventative care is the best thing you can do to keep your computer in working order. There are many useful suggestions to complete this task but these are the top three things that I use and have worked.
Make sure you have a reliable anti virus program on your computer. I actually use two programs that have saved me many times from virus contamination. The first anti virus program is one that is provided by my internet provider and the other is AVG anti virus. There are so many viruses on the internet and most of them we are not aware of. Just by visiting certain commonly used websites can infect our computer systems with trojans and worms. A computer system does not have to download or open an attachment in order to become infected. Always make sure you keep your anti virus up to date. There is no use having an anti virus program that is not updated. Virus change so often and have so many variations. Protect your investment.
Sometimes we may notice that our computer is running programs extremely slow. A factor that is contributing to this is that we have pieces of data scattered in different places. This causes your computer to search constantly for this information and it slows it down considerably. Deframenting your computer hard drive at least once a week will help to extend the hard drive of your computer. Once your computer defrags the information on your hard drive, then you will start noticing how your computer programs start functioning faster.
The last way to keep your computer working in great shape is to physically clean your computer and it’s accessories. If you use your computer on a regular basis then I am pretty sure that there have been instances that you have waste a drink on the keyboard. There are tons of products you can use to clean your computer screen and keyboard. Cleaning the inside of your computer is very important also. Purchasing a can of compressed air can help you clear away the dust and cob webs inside your computer. Dust is a major enemy of computers. It will cause a computer to overheat and therefore cause your computer life span to be very short.
Keeping our computers in working order should be a major priority. Most of our life’s valuable information has been placed on them and I know that I can’t live without mine. I make time to perform these tasks on a regular basis and my computers have been functioning just fine. I have noticed that I haven’t had nearly as many problems since I started this routine.