The following are basic and simple steps to keep your computer in good shape. We have personally tested this procedure to ensure effectivity and efficiency.
Use the CCleaner cleaning power
Everytime you download and install software programs in your computer, there are crap installation files as well as unused system files left. Clean the garbage by using CCleaner. If you don't have it yet, download here.
Utilize the built-in Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter
Once a week, perform the disk cleanup and defragmention which are readily available in your computer. You just have to go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools. There you can find the needed tools.
Reformat at least once every quarter of the year
This will be a lot of work to do considering that you have to reformat the hard disk(s) and re-install not only your operating system but the softwares. The result, however, is on the positive.
- Viruses and spywares will be removed
- Junk files will be gone too.
- You will have a fresh operating system.
- You can choose which games, softwares and programs to re-install based on usability and efficiency.
Scan your system for virus and spyware
The very first software to install after the OS and before everything else is a good and tested anti-virus software. Find several good ones in the internet through Google, Eset Nod32 is one of them.
We hope to have helped you maintain your computer. It is one of the most essential things a home must have in these modern times. It should always be properly taken cared of, kept in good working condition and kept safe.