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Tips for Keeping your Computer Running

These days, we use our computer for just about everything. They are an essential part of our daily lives. We use computers for work and play. We use them for important things such as paying the bills. In fact, it is probably difficult for you to imagine spending an entire day off of the computer. As such, you want to keep your computer in excellent condition. You want to keep it running for as long as possible. Not only because you depend on it, but because repair or replacing a computer is expensive. Today, we will offer a few helpful tips which will keep your computer running.

Update Regularly: It is important to keep the software on your computer as up-to-date as possible. Your operating system is the most important piece of software on your computer. Every other piece of software is run through the operating system. If Windows or iOS ask you to update, do it!

Install Virus Protection: Virus protection is more important for PCs and laptops than for Apple products. If you use the internet (and you do) you put yourself at risk of exposure to malicious programs. These programs can either damage your computer or even steal your identity. Make sure you have updated anti-virus software installed.

Keep it Cool:Make sure your computer has proper ventilation. Computers generate a lot of heat when they operate. Computers use fans to prevent overheating. If they do overheat, the computer could shutdown mid-use, or even fall victim to hardware damage.

Clean your Peripherals: No one likes to live or work in a dirty environment. Sure, grimy peripherals won’t really damage your computer, but they will make it very unpleasant to use. Clean your peripherals (monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc..) on a regular basis to keep them from getting too dirty.