Your computer works at its optimum level when taken care of. However, having the top of the range hardware does not necessarily safeguard you from unforeseen issues. Without regular clean up and servicing, your computer may let you down.
The following are five key reasons why it is important to regularly clean-up your computer system.
Planned ongoing maintenance identifies early issues, and may prevent fatal system failure and possible downtime of your system.
Computer maintenance is a simple series of routine tasks you can set to your computer daily, weekly or monthly, in order to maintain your computer running efficiently to prolong its longevity. Maintenance normally effortless and takes just a few minutes to be part of the routine of computer usage.
Secure your system from any possible malicious activity
Living in a technological era does pose potential threats we need to arm against. Wireless networks, whether they are in the office or home, can potentially expose us to security threats. Wireless networks and private information should be protected with a unique username and password to keep hackers break into your system.
Be aware of untrusted websites. Do not register with any that request personal details or installing software. Also be careful when receiving any unknown emails and avoid opening unusual attachments as they may trigger a virus. These emails can appear to be sent from a trusted source, so check before clicking.
Boost the performance of your system
The following tips are a great way to boost the performance and lifespan of your computer system: Bin or turn off any unnecessary visuals that you no longer require; uninstall any programs you are not using or plan to use, this may include manufacturer-installed software; De-fragment your data so your hard disk can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also defragment your hard disk manually; avoid running multiple programs at once and regularly clean out your emails.
Ensure system software is up to date
It’s tempting when you’re busy at work to ignore those system update reminders your computer sends you. You hit cancel so your day is not interrupted, but in truth, you’re exposing yourself to potentially harmful malware attacks. So instead of delaying inevitable software updates, see them as an essential action in protecting your information.
Ensure Anti-virus software is up to date
This key item is last but not least! It is critical that any computer connected to the internet needs to have some form of antivirus software. There is a wide variety at your fingertips, from AVG Free to enterprise-level solutions. Most antivirus software checks the system for virus threats in real-time, so daily scans aren’t necessary but do make time to run a full scan every month.
If you require any assistance with protecting your software or need general advice, IT WIFI can help.
Contact one of our friendly team members today on 1300 489 434 for a no-obligation one-to-one discussion.