In order for computers to have a long life of usefulness and efficient productivity, they should be under a regular maintenance checks to keep them in a good state of repair condition. Regular computer maintenance are done in two ways: the first is physically cleaning the computer and the second is cleaning everything inside the computer, such as system files, documents, programs, etc.
Your computer will be safely protected against cyber attacks and other virus programs, if you have it installed with anti-virus programs by an IT service center, although these anti-virus programs come by default in the system. It is also important to regularly update the anti-virus programs in your computer, as new types of viruses are being developed every year, which your old programs may not be capable of removing them.
Since every application and utility is prone to security risks, such that even developers of these applications may find a security hole and patch it, it is advisable to update your software applications, too, if you’re using it; otherwise, remove unused applications so you can free up the space for more useful applications.
Finding Similarities Between Computers and Life
Frequent viewing in the Internet results in storing a copy of every web page that you view, while it may be helpful, in the sense, that it allows for faster viewing later on, the process may have a tendency to use much space if you have accumulated more website visits in the past month, therefore, you should consider clearing the temporary internet files, internet history, and cookies off your system.
By applying two simple solutions, such as defragmentation of the hard disk and the Check Disk procedure, once a month, you are preventing your hard drive from experiencing a system error. Data files which are regularly used may get fragmented across the entire hard drive, which means that these files are broken down and spread out across the hard drive; but by defragging the hard drive, you are allowing this program to look for the fragmented files and restore them back as a whole, and this results into your computer operating on a faster speed again. The Check Disk program verifies the disk volumes and makes sure that there are no existing systems problems, however, if it sees one, by default, it will automatically fix the problem, including the repair of bad sectors or lost clusters.
At least, once a month, go over and review the deleted files in the recycle bin, which is a storage space for deleted files, and check if you have files that you may have accidentally deleted which you still need, after which, empty the recycle bin so it will not use up more storage space in the computer.