Top Computer Maintenance Tips

Computer plays an important role in our day to day lives. It also requires regular maintenance to keep running efficiently and securely. Here are some easy tips to keep your computer healthy:

  • Clean your monitor, keyboard and peripherals to avoid dust and dirt.
  • Install reliable antivirus software, keep it updated and perform scans regularly.
  • Run a disk scan to check for hard drive problems.
  • Uninstall programs that are no longer being used.
  • Delete temporary and unnecessary files.
  • Organize and manage your data.
  • Backup your data regularly and backup essential data to multiple locations.
  • Run a defragmentation program regularly.
  • Empty your recycle bin.
  • Clear your browsing history and delete your internet files and cookies.
  • Check for updates on all of your programs.
  • Keep track of your software CD/DVDs and license keys.
  • Make sure Windows Update is set to automatic.
  • If you use high speed Internet service, make sure you have firewall program to avoid unauthorized access to your computer.
  • Set strong passwords.
  • Keep your laptop on a flat surface when in use and avoid blocking air vents.
  • Renew your software update and antivirus subscriptions yearly.

Follow these tips to avoid slowness and freezing of your computer.