Most of us probably made New Year’s resolution to get in shape, go to the gym, and keep fit. But you should probably also give some thought to getting your computer in shape.
If you work in an office, your computer is probably your main working tool. If it’s running slowly or is infected with malware, that can seriously affect your ability to work. Even the simplest jobs become tedious and error-prone. And if it breaks down, your whole business can be affected. Imagine not having access to your email, your records, or any of your correspondence with customers or suppliers.
And at home, your computer is your way of staying in touch with family and friends, your entertainment hub, and your archive of precious family photographs, music, and financial information. How would you feel if all that was suddenly gone?
It’s not worth taking chances. Most computer problems can be prevented by simple maintenance. These are our seven top tips to keep you out of trouble and keep your data safe.
- Clean it, inside and out, to prevent the build-up of dust and cobwebs and stop overheating.
- Prevent unused applications running in the background and wasting computer power.
- Make sure you have virus and malware protection, keep it up to date, and that it’s running at all times.
- Get rid of useless browser helpers.
- Remove applications and files you don’t need.
- Defragment your disk regularly to free up space.
- Keep an online backup at all times so that if the worst happens, you can recover anything important.
If you’re not confident doing it yourself, bring your computer in for a tune-up, and we’ll get it in shape for you. We’ll also give you advice on how to keep your computer running properly and minimize your chances of a major breakdown.