Your computer, just like your car, needs to be maintained. Lack of maintenance would cause your machine to slow down and even have a lot of malwares and viruses that will later on damage your hard drive and would render your computer useless in a later time. Here is a rundown of the maintenance checklist to maintain your computer at its peak performance.

 

1.     Always Remember to Remove Junk and Unwanted Files

There are two ways to do this maintenance step. First is by performing a disk cleanup.

Your computer actually accumulates a lot of files when you use it in browsing the internet. Most of these files are useless like downloaded contents which are in your download folders. The second is by clearing your browsing history.

2.     Control all your Installed Programs

Uninstall the trial versions which have already expired. Don’t waste your computer’s power and energy by keeping useless programs. There are two options that you have. It is either completely uninstalling the program and deleting it or registering your product by getting a license.

3.     Secure your Computer

Install a good antivirus software. The free versions that are offered may protect you but in a limited level. Spending on a license will open your way to a full protection for your computer’s software and its contents as well. Avoid using illegal versions of any software.

Some computer geeks make professional versions of some programs free but you don’t know what is in there. You may enjoy it for a short period of time but later on render your machine useless due to malwares and viruses that were brought by the illegal software you used.

4.     Set a Limit for Downloads

Make sure that you are getting safe downloads from secure sites. Be careful of the things that you are feeding your machine. Search for credible websites where you can get the free software that you want.

 5.     Avoid Bad Websites

Avoiding XXX websites and others which offer things that are too good to be true, actually carry a lots of viruses and tracking cookies which can infect your computer. It is always best to stay away from these sites. Also, don’t open any suspicious emails. These type of emails most likely carries a virus with it.

6.     Organize your Files

Always put your files in designated folders and on the directories they belong. This not only saves you time but also makes your computer easier to manage. Delete all files that are not used and keep those that you will need in the future.

7.     Defragment your Drive

Your disk has to be defragmented and set in order. Your drive actually accumulates all the programs and in time it creates some packets of free spaces that consumes and exhausts its power.

This simple list will surely help you maximize your use of the machine you bought. Follow this computer maintenance checklist and everything will work perfectly as you want it!