Taking care of the basics on your computer is essential if you want your machine to run smoothly and live a long and healthy live. There are certain tasks that you still need to do in order to have a good relationship with your Windows computer and keep your computer running at top speed for several years.
Download and maintain anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer.
Even though anti-virus tools used to be the most known prevention software required to maintain a healthy computer, anti-spyware has become even more important over the years.
Do a registry cleanup regularly to keep your PC functioning properly.
If you own a Windows machine, you’ll find that it is vitally important to download and keep registry cleanup on your computer for regular use.
Update your programs and remove any applications that you don’t need or don’t want.
- Remove temporary files and files that you no longer need on your computer as well, this will give your computer more space, therefore, the computer will speed up and work faster.
- Scan for malware and spyware, to see if you can detect any of these programs running in the background on your computer. If you find any, download and install software to remove them.
- Generally a once a month backup solution works for most people. However, all critical files should be backed up as regularly as you change them.
- Once a month you should consider reviewing everything that has gone to the “Recycle Bin”, and delete everything that you will never need again.
Everything up to this point has been in reference to the virtual computer maintenance, but it is also important to maintain the physical computer by keeping it clean, free of dust.