In this hectic schedule and loads of work, we often end up screwing our system/computer in one way or the other. We are not judging you because we know that each of you always keeps your system updated and kept on fixing problems and issues. But still, sometimes we forget in keeping up the basic things around and end up sucking up the life out of our systems.
The computer can either have any kind of hardware failure or any kind of software glitch can ruin up the day at work. The initials to keep in mind are the basic stepping stones to end up stuck on various issues and getting frustrating anyway. Putting up the maintenance task make us an enemy of our own computer on which most of the work is carried out on a daily purpose.
Regarding them here are 10 things to keep in mind for the primary purpose of improving your system performance.
1. Are you backing up or not.
On a scale of 1 to 10, not backing up the accurate data goes for 10 for screwing up.
Backing up of data is always going up to be one of the most important task everyone must do.
The reason behind is that your data is your most important stuff and you don’t wanna lose it. Data can vary from a few photos to large corporate files depending upon one’s priority.
One can opt for the traditional method of backing up in storage devices like external drives or the best option to go with is online and cloud backing services.
Services like Carbonite and Backblaze provide you option of backing up online at an affordable price.
2. Updating your antivirus
This point definitely gets a score of 10 because it is the most crucial option to keep an eye on.
Your antivirus software is the most important software in your system which protects you from all kind of threats and keeps all your data safe without being infected.
Notification of updating the virus definition pops up daily in front of us but still, most of us won’t bother to keep it updated.
We keep our system and important data an active target for potential threats and end up screwing yourself.
Even many software free versions provide you enough protection needs to go and stay up to date and keep your data safe if you won’t have one.
3. Patching the software in the right way.
As you know that in today’s world patching is the most common way to have that high priced software but are you doing them in the right way or not?
Majority of people have faced security issues that will not only harm your data but also allow hackers to get hands on your data and misuse it.
The security issue is mostly faced in Microsoft Windows and the patch has damaged a lot before one can find out.
You must update your application or OS frequently whenever the update is available. The primary reason for an update can be proper fixing this issue as companies frequently.
4. Using a strong and better password
Passwords which runs our everyday lives. From our everyday device to our facebook account everyone requires a password to unlock the data recites in it.
But what we usually do that our password sucks i.e. we suck at having a strong password that will save every part of our own data.
Simple passwords can be a combination of simple words or numbers. Weak passwords are very easy to crack and easy to guess.
Always try to use a strong password which is hard to remember a combination of ciphers but what if you forget it?
Simple just note it down or reset will going to be the only option you can go for.
5. Stuck up on older version on Windows
As we all know Windows XP is one the best selling operating systems of all time in Microsoft’s history. But updates and support issues are well given up by the fellow company with their newer releases.
What makes it that your operating system isn’t updated or patched from a long period of time.
This makes it vulnerable to various security and other types of issues. So it is going to be better to find an update for the older versions.
If it isn’t possible for you then go for upgrading your systems os as soon as possible. This issue can also be linked to that user who yet not haven’t updated their windows 8 to windows 8.1 version as well.
6. Downloading from the wrong site the wrong stuff
This is probably the most common issue which can be rated 7 out of 10 on the screw-up scale! Yeah. As we all know there are tons of website from which we can download our stuff whether it can be a song, videos, software or anything else. But what kind of mistake we do here is surfing to a site which can be malicious for your system.
The reason for malware, adware, and ransomware attacks are common nowadays is not proper integration of healthy links in our bookmark folder.
The best way to avoid it is to have a proper antivirus software installed on your system which does provide a safe scanning of these wares as well.
And do not ever try to have a cracked antivirus as it is already infected.As a note keeps in mind to scan every stuff you download before using it.
7. Clean up the Junk buddy.
Just like junk food affects our physical health, in the same manner too much junk files are surely going to give you a rating of 7 on screw upscale. Too much junk files can slow up your system and you end up blaming your system slow performance, just like I did. Yes, I did that!
As an option clean up the cache files and temporary data from your system if your in which folder you are going to find them or opt good junk files removing software as the best option.
One thing we do on a common basis is that once we install a software we forget it to uninstall it. Files when not in use end up eating up a whole lot of your memory space and makes you frustrated.
Nowadays many software free versions come preinstalled on your system as well which are also a cause of your computers sluggish performance.
An easy fix is to go to control panel and uninstall all those preinstalled, not required software.
8. Filling up the hard drive with those needless files.
On a level of screw up with a scale of 5, it is still going to slow up your system very well. In general, we end up having a whole lot of unnecessary data like videos, photos or multiple backups and copies of files which slows down the system to read the drive as it uses to be.
Always keep in check of how much-duplicated data can be present on your system and free up your system as soon as possible.
This is also necessary as an operating system requires a certain amount of data to work properly. Windows have a tool named as Disk Cleanup or execute cleanmgr to keep your data up to date.
9. You are not defragmenting and fixing issues often which you can do it by yourself.
A solid-state hard drive does not need to defrag yes it is true but on a traditional hard drive, it is a must to have a thing.
Fragmenting is a natural process which writes up your data on different locations of your hard drive.
It makes it harder to process data on a hard drive and takes much more time in reading the data which eventually slows down the computer. What defragmenting does that it collects all the similar data at one location which improves your system overall speed.
Not defragmenting does not harm your system in a big way but yet it is going to slow down your system.
10. Ask for help whenever you need to.
Last but not the least always be in touch with one of your friend who is good in computers or a professional to let you always give you the best advice possible.