Many times clients come in with a laptop or desktop that is down or having issues and wonder what happened. Finding the root of the problem can sometimes be a difficult task. Sometimes it’s virus infection from an unsecure site, email, or download, or a dropped computer. Maybe the inside of the computer is coated in lint and filth. Below are some tips that you can do to keep your computer running and performing properly.
1. Ventilate your computer properly.
Many times our desktop computers are stuffed under our desks or pushed back into a cramped corner. Yeah, it’s great for keeping them out of site and out of the way, but it also makes it easy for them to get filthy and hot. Proper ventilation is crucial to having a computer that works, and continues to work.
2. Keep your computer clean.
Whether it’s blowing out your keyboard regularly, or cleaning your fan intake, dirty computers just don’t want to work as well as clean ones. Plain and simple. If you have ever gotten something stuck underneath your keyboard key, you know how big of a pain that can be. Keep a duster can handy and use it regularly.
3. Don’t visit un-trusted sites.
This should go without saying, but you would be surprised how many people come in with a virus that is unleashed while on the internet. A good practice is, If you have never heard of a company or service and you land on a site that offers downloads that you aren’t familiar with, leave that site. You never know what you’re downloading and what it might do to your computer.
4. Be careful when opening email.
If you receive an email that is from a person you don’t know. DON’T OPEN IT. Many people unknowingly infect their computers because they are curious what an email is about. Better safe than sorry. Also, if you receive an email from someone that you do know, but doesn’t seem like the type of email they normally send you, then be ware. Their email might have been hacked and you are receiving a piece of spam that might harm your computer.
These are just a few guidelines to keep in mind when your working on or protecting your computer. If you take care of your computer, it is sure to be reliable, quick and secure.