Computers, like cars, require a PC tune up every quarter. You may think that this is a little much, but the issues that go left can destroy your computer.
1. PC Speed Up
Every computer accumulates cache (pronounced cash) and temporary internet files as the users browse different pages and use the computer. These are great because instead of having to download every image every single time you visit the same websites, you will get a faster load time. The problem, is that the computer can accumulate a lot of files that do not need to be referenced. A quarterly “restart” helps clear these.
2. Identifying Threats
During all routine tune ups, threats can be identified. A simple scan with programs like BitDefender will help you locate these. Remember, a trojan, virus, spyware, or any form of malware will not advertise that it is on your computer. A quick scan will help identify most threats. These should be done daily
3. Faster Boot Times
From the run box if you type “msconfig” you can access start up files. From there, you can un-check any programs that are not necessary. This will help your computer get a faster boot time. Less programs to start, the faster your pc is.
4. Removing Unnecessary Files
Many of the temporary files are not necessary. Imagine typing in a GPS every location you have ever visited. In the short-term for locations you go to often, it helps a lot not having to type in the address each time. In the long term, you will have many locations that were one-time visits that are not necessary anymore. Clearing your cache and temporary internet files is the same concept.
5. Securing Privacy
6. Clearing Up Space
The more space that is used up on your hard drive, the harder the computer has to work. You can imagine a garage full of tools you haven’t used in years. While some of us are inclined to hang on to the old files (tools) it takes up space on your hard drive (garage). Less space taken up makes for a clean garage, which makes it easier to maneuver.
Because cleaning a computer can be a daunting task, Rush Tech Support offers everyone a free pc tune up (a $100 value). All you need to do is simply sign up for our email list and we will send you quarterly reminders to get a tune up done on your computer. Free of charge! We may make software recommendations, but you are under no obligation to make a purchase. We want to help make the cyber world a safer place for all and can help at no charge.
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