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Top 5 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Computer Running Smoothly

Nothing is more frustrating than working on a slow computer, as it makes your tasks more tedious and complicated than they usually would. A slow computer is a clear sign that your computer is long overdue for maintenance. It’s essential to carry out regular maintenance to ensure the smooth functioning of your computer.

Our experts at LoriTech have compiled a list of basic maintenance tips to carry out on your computer. Read on.

Update your operating system

One of the best ways to keep your computer in excellent shape is to update your operating system. Whatever operating system you use, be it Mac, Windows, or Linux, you should continually update to the latest versions to enable your PC to run apps smoothly and eliminate bugs and other vulnerabilities that leave your PC at risk of hacks and virus incursions.

Purge your system of junk files

Always get rid of files that are no longer in use. Junk and unnecessary files available in storage take up space, resulting in the slow running of your computer.

To get rid of the junk files, you’ll first have to run a disk cleanup software to identify the locations and paths for redundant computer programs. Afterward, ensure to delete them all, including temporary files.

Deleted apps and programs often leave residues in the form of cache files, which also consume a lot of space and make your PC run slowly. Ensure to remove these files, including emptying the recycle bin.

Run regular antivirus scans

If you’re regularly using your computer to download things on websites, your computer stands at risk of malware attacks. Therefore you are advised to run antivirus scans weekly to ensure your device is safe from malware infection.

At LoriTech, our experts can help you install the latest antivirus tools, so you can keep your PC safe at all times.

Backup your files to the cloud

Nothing is worse than losing all your files and sensitive documents in a hard drive crash. Even if you have a Solid State Drive installed, it’s wise to have your sensitive files backed up securely over the cloud. This way, you’ll be prepared for any nasty occurrences that may occur in the future, including the possibility of losing your device.

Even better, saving your files on the cloud means that they’re always accessible even if you aren’t in the proximity of your PC.

Combat the effects of dust

Much of the hardware malfunction that often gives you a headache and have you spending a lot of money on repairs is caused by dust.

One essential computer maintenance tip is to open up your PC and clean the insides carefully to eliminate dust. Of course, not everyone can do this correctly, so it’s best to have the experts, such as the professionals at LoriTech, handle things for you.

Optimize your computer’s performance today

With these simple tips, you can ensure that your computer runs smoothly and stays in tip-top condition for all your needs. Do you need to protect your computer from viruses, or do you need it repaired? At LoriTech Computer Repair, we provide expert computer services such as PC and laptop repair, hardware installation, home networking, and more. Call us today.

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