PC Maintenance

Know about PC maintenance and how to safeguard your PC from online threats.

All computer systems require regular maintenance, as well-maintained computers work faster and deliver optimal performance. This is because regular maintenance detects and resolves issues before they can escalate into major problems. These problems could be hardware or software related, which maybe expensive and time-consuming to fix. Thus, PC maintenance saves time and money by ensuring that all aspects of your computer are taken care of and minor repairs are done in time.

The ways of maintaining your computer and safeguarding it from online threats are discussed below:

  • How to maintain the hard disk drive of your PC

  • Tips for PC maintenance

  • How to safeguard your PC from online threats

How to maintain the hard disk drive of your PC

Since the hard disk drive is used regularly and is susceptible to damage, you need to do a scan disk every month to enable it to run in proper condition. You need to defragment the hard disk drive every two weeks as well. You should also check on your PC’s start-up process regularly, and perform disk clean-up using a system utility, like Disk Cleanup.

Tips for PC maintenance

You should utilize the system utilities that come with the operating system. For example, run Disk Defragmenter to consolidate all the files on your hard disk drive. Back up your files regularly; this will enable you to free up space on the hard disk drive. Never delete the programs installed manually. Instead, use the uninstall utility or ‘Add/Remove Programs’. Maintain a good working habit on your computer. This will enable your computer to stay in good working order for a long time.

How to safeguard your PC from online threats

Use an antivirus software efficiently to scan your computer for viruses, malware, and Trojans, which might have infected your computer. For your computer to be safe from online threat, you need to install additional software as well, which offer protection to your PC, such as an efficient firewall as well as antispyware software. You should also get all the updates from Windows®, which are current.

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