Preventive maintenance for computers; Discover 7 good ideas here
Oh boy, those computers! We can use them for many things … For leisure, for work, for social relationships, for watching videos on YouTube, yeah they are quite useful.
If you have ever used a computer, you will know that you have to take care of them as much as possible. In addition to this, they are quite complex devices, and that complexity requires extra care.
If you use computers and if you use them especially for work, it will always be a good idea to have some kind of professional computer maintenance service. But in addition to this, you can have some good habits in your daily life in order to help you keep your computer healthy.
In this article we are going to see some ideas for preventive maintenance for computers. Here we go!
– Use a good antivirus and a good firewall
It is a bit like getting a vaccine for your computer or putting the coat and the scarf on your computer. With a good antivirus and a good firewall – some antivirus will do both of these things – it will be more difficult for malware (viruses, Trojans, spyware, etc.) to enter your computer, so it will be more protected. In addition to this, you must remember that safe navigation protects you from this type of malicious programs; otherwise you may not be able to stop all threats.
– Your software must be updated
Software updates (and especially when it comes to the operating system) introduce improvements in the programs and usually increase their security. Therefore, we recommend you to carry them out (if they are manual) or to check if they are being carried out (if these are automatic updates). How will I know if these are being carried out? Well, do some research on your operating system and you will find the answer.
– Do some digital cleaning
Do you have software on your computer that you have not used for a long time? Are you sure that you actually need that software?
Even if you do not know this, some programs might be running every time your operating system starts and these might be running “in the background”, which means that they consume resources, for example RAM.
Check this properly and remove the programs that you are not using right now and you will not use in the future. Your computer will thank you for this.
– Perform backup copies
Do you have material on your computer that is essential to you? Well, then you already know what you need to do, keep it!
When it comes to computers, there might be a possible loss of data, which can happen due to multiple reasons, such as hardware damage or the presence of malware. Performing regular backups and keeping them in a safe place is a good way to protect yourself from these types of things…
– Turn off the computer by using the operating system
Do you usually turn off the computer by pressing the power button? Are you that busy that you cannot turn it off by using the operating system?
A sudden shutdown of your computer can cause different damages, both in the software and in some parts of the computer hardware -for example, the hard drive- so, unless you have to rush out to put out a fire or something similar, it will be better to turn it off by using the operating system.
– Clean your computer
In this blog we have already talked about the problems that dirt and dust might cause in a computer, but we are going to talk about it once again.
If a computer, and especially inside, accumulates dust, it might create a malfunction in the fans that refrigerate it, which will create overheating. And do you know what overheating will bring? It will damage the components of the computer. There you go, so keep your computer clean, and keep it away from dust and dirt in order to prevent damage so that you can avoid spend time and money.
– Keep liquids away from your computer
Your desk is not a bar! If you usually accumulate bottles, glasses, etc., around your computers, then these things will probably end up spilling and causing some damage to their components. Remember that computers are not fishes; they do not like water or any other liquid; so you must keep these away from them.
– Be careful with excessive temperatures
Your computer is not a grill. And since it’s not a grill, you do not need to raise its temperature as if you were about to cook something.
In addition to the good habits that we have already mentioned, such as keeping it clean, there are some common practices that will keep your computer away from inadequate temperatures, such as avoiding the sun in summer and avoid using it in certain situations, such as inside of a closed vehicle when the temperature is excessive.
In addition to this, and if you want to know more about how to avoid, for example, an overheated laptop, you can click on this article where you will find some great ideas.
And so far we have seen 8 ideas for preventive maintenance for computers. With these ideas, your computer will be cleaner, healthier, younger, and may even win a medal in the next Olympics. So keep these ideas for preventive maintenance in mind. Do you want to see something else? We are pretty sure that you’ve been waiting for this moment…
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