How To Keep Your PC Running Smoothly With Some Simple Maintenance?

By Karen Carla* Guest Author In this generation, glitches are bound to take place everywhere, considering the rapid pace at which techn...


By Karen Carla* Guest Author

In this generation, glitches are bound to take place everywhere, considering the rapid pace at which technology is advancing and enterprising. Not only minor emergencies but even major shutdowns can occur as a result of computer problems, and data that may be lost due to these problems and can never really be recovered. Today, both large and small businesses are heavily dependent on computer systems, which mean that problems in these systems can cause an entire business to collapse.

If not backed up properly, a simple crash can wipe out entire company data and personal files that may be of utmost importance and diminish them to memory. It makes one wonder if there is actually an upside. Of course, obtaining proper IT support is not difficult, but it can be far more costly than many of us realize. As they say, prevention is always the best cure, and this is also true when it comes to keeping your PC running smoothly.

You can easily keep your PC running smoothly with some simple maintenance such as the following proactive and simple guidelines, which will ensure the best performance of your system:

System Updates

Frequent current updates for just about every program are offered in both Mac and Windows systems. Operational letdowns and viruses can be minimized by ensuring that all the latest preventative patches and updates are downloaded by the system by setting updates to "Automatic." In short, computers usually succumb to latest security failures because they are not updated properly, while updated machines are well protected.

Disk Cleanup and Defrag

In Windows computer systems and others, it is possible to find built-in cleanup systems in the Start menu. It is best to run this operation on a monthly basis or at least every other month so that more space can be freed and more mileage can be ensured. If you want your computer system to be efficient and operate smoothly, another essential step you must take is to defrag or organize your files into chronological order. In Windows computer systems, you are actually walked through all the steps of Defrag, and online tutorials can be found as well. More free space can be added by removing temporary files and this can speed up performance too.

Adware, Spyware, Virus Protection(s)

While anti-virus software programs are supposed to be round-the-clock protectors, but they can only protect your system from any unwanted software in real time if they are updated consistently.

Firewall

There are built-in firewalls in both Mac and Windows systems. Unwanted malicious programs can be limited and prevented from intruding by keeping the firewall enabled.

Startup Limit

In simple words this means that the number of applications at startup should be limited. This can improve the overall performance, from the moment you start up the PC to the moment you shut it down.

Shutting Down Computer

Memory issues can ultimately take place if computers are left turned on for extended periods of time, such as overnight. When not in use or when going to bed, a computer system should be shut down so that so that the operating systems may completely shut down before they are turned off.

Thus, it is apparent that you can easily keep your PC running smoothly with some simple maintenance, which can improve the overall performance of your PC and make it last longer.

Do you have some other tips that we have not listed here? Please feel free to share your tips with us.

About the author: Karen Carlat is a contributor for http://WebHostingReviews.ca where you can get some useful resources to choose the best host.

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