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.
By asking the computer store to install anti-virus programs in your computer during your purchase of it (note that these anti-virus programs come by default in the system) or requesting an IT service center to install the said program, will help ensure protection on your computer against cyber attacks and other virus programs. Then have regular updating of these programs, 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.
Repairs – Getting Started & Next Steps
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.
As much as possible, check your hard drive for errors once a month by applying two simple solutions: defragmentation of the hard disk and use the Check Disk procedure. When data files get fragmented across the entire hard drive, this means that the files are broken down and spread out across the hard drive; to solve this problem, defrag the hard drive, by allowing this program to look for the fragmented files and restore them back as a whole, which results into a revived faster speed in your computer. 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.
Every file deleted is stored in the recycle bin and stays there for a while until the file is auto deleted; therefore, once a month, go over the recycle bin and review the deleted files, because there may be 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.