10 Tips to look after your Computer…

1. Anti-Virus

  • You must be running Anti-Virus Software that hasn’t expired, updates itself regularly and scans your computer for viruses weekly.

2. Anti-Spyware

  • Extremely important to protect you from unauthorized programs downloaded from the internet without your knowledge

3. Anti-Spam

  • Helps you filter Junk Mail
  • We can recommend an Internet Security Suite that contains Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Spam, Link Scanner, and Personal Firewall & Parental Controls.

4. Windows Updates

  • Please run Windows Update to download the latest enhancements and security updates for your Windows Operating System. You can run Windows Updates by going to Start -> All Programs -> Windows Update

5. Backup

  • Always backup your important files on a regular basis onto an external media, don’t trust your hard drive, it can fail any-time!

6. Disk Clean-up

  • Run Disk Clean-up once a month to delete unnecessary files. You can find it under Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools

7. Disk Defragmenter

  • Run Disk Defragmenter once a month to organize your files better and improve performance. You can find it under Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools

8. Keep it Clean

  • Always keep your computer dust free: inside & out to avoid the CPU, Power Supply and Case fans being clogged. Use an Air-Compressor inside every 6 months

9. Hardware Upgrades

  • As technology improves, new software requires a faster computer to run effectively. The speed of any old computer can easily be increased by updating the Memory, hard disk or the CPU

10. Prevention

  • If you notice even a minor problem with your computer, call your technician immediately. It is much more cost-effective to fix a minor problem straight away, rather than waiting for the problems to add-up, requiring a major over-haul of your computer