Knowing and doing the right things is essential to the health of your system. Despite being basic, these things protect the integrity of your system, makes them efficient, makes them last long, and importantly saves you from calling for computer repairs more often than you should. These are the basic stuff every computer user should know:
• Anti-Virus is a must: Your computer having an anti-virus is an absolute must, not a choice. With threats lurking every nook and cranny of the internet, you’ll do well to protect yourself against all these threats. Furthermore, your anti-virus is as good as its last update – an un-updated anti-virus can be as useless as not having one in the face of new and emerging threat that are constantly being created by nefarious people.
• Freebies could hurt: There are a gazillion free resources on the internet, but not all of those are as free as they portray. Some come at the cost of attacking your system and leaving it in ruins; therefore, you have to be very careful about what you download, and from where you download – only download from trusted sites. If you must download, make sure you scan with an update antivirus before running the executable file. Else your system will be damaged, requiring experience computer repairs personnel handling it.
• Scheduled Defragmentation: Over time, the hard drive of a computer system becomes disorganised; files take longer to be retrieved by the system. That is why it is important to schedule disk defrag. Disk defrag is like rearranging your room to make things easily accessible and organised.
• Application Use: To help your computer system, you might consider removing applications that are not needed anymore. Perhaps you thought you had a passion for video editing, and dropped it along the way; that space can be used for other things. Do your system a favour and go to programs, and uninstall programs that are just occupying space. Additionally, only download and install programs from reputable sources; a point already noted above but worth mentioning again.
• Troubleshooting: I am all for DIY (Do it Yourself), but there’s a limit to how far you can troubleshoot your system before you cause more damage than already existed. Learn to draw a limit to what you can do, and what the videos on YouTube are showing you; those video are mostly captured by professionals. What you should do is know when to take your system to computer repairs personnel.
Computers should be treated and handled with care, and no better place to start than with the above. But if you can not handle the problem the it is time to contact computer repair Sydney.