Five reasons to clean up to your computer regularly

Your computer works at its optimum level when taken care of. However, having the top of the range hardware does not necessarily safeguard you from unforeseen issues. Without regular clean up and servicing, your computer may let you down.

The following are five key reasons why it is important to regularly clean-up your computer system.

Planned ongoing maintenance identifies early issues, and may prevent fatal system failure and possible downtime of your system.

Computer maintenance is a simple series of routine tasks you can set to your computer daily, weekly or monthly, in order to maintain your computer running efficiently to prolong its longevity. Maintenance normally effortless and takes just a few minutes to be part of the routine of computer usage.

Secure your system from any possible malicious activity

Living in a technological era does pose potential threats we need to arm against. Wireless networks, whether they are in the office or home, can potentially expose us to security threats. Wireless networks and private information should be protected with a unique username and password to keep hackers break into your system.

Be aware of untrusted websites. Do not register with any that request personal details or installing software. Also be careful when receiving any unknown emails and avoid opening unusual attachments as they may trigger a virus. These emails can appear to be sent from a trusted source, so check before clicking.

Boost the performance of your system

The following tips are a great way to boost the performance and lifespan of your computer system: Bin or turn off any unnecessary visuals that you no longer require; uninstall any programs you are not using or plan to use, this may include manufacturer-installed software; De-fragment your data so your hard disk can work more efficiently. Disk Defragmenter runs on a schedule, but you can also defragment your hard disk manually; avoid running multiple programs at once and regularly clean out your emails.

Ensure system software is up to date