PC Error Prevention Tips

Do you want to keep your PC free from errors?

The following are some simple tips that will help you achieve this goal:

Remember to update: One of the most essential aspects about maintaining a healthy PC is to keep it updated. Microsoft, Symantec, HP, and other software manufacturers release regular updates of their software. Most of the products comprise live update features that enable them to look for updates whenever you connect your PC to the Internet. These updates help in patching up any defects and security vulnerabilities discovered after the release of the software. Installing regular updates not only helps in keeping the PC free from several computer errors, but also helps in preventing infections by malware that are built around these security vulnerabilities. Click (Read More) for the rest.

Uninstall what you don’t use: Computers these days come with very large hard disks that can store several Gigabytes of data. This is the reason why many computer users fail to get rid of programs they don’t need. As a result, you accumulate a lot of junk that keeps feeding on your computer’s resources and starts slowing it down. You may also start encountering computer errors related to low disk space and memory. To prevent this situation, remember to regularly use the Add or Remove Programs or a good third-party program uninstaller to scan for programs you don’t need and uninstall them. For instance, if you don’t need it, remove Yahoo toolbar from your computer.

Sweep off malware: Malware, such as viruses, Trojans, and spyware, are one of the major causes of many different types of computer problems. They can...

  • prevent your programs from working normally and generate errors,
  • track your PC activities and steal your personal and confidential data,
  • cause problems when you try to browse the Internet,
  • slow down the computer,
  • and cause many other such frustrating problems.

Two essential tools that help you prevent and remove malware infections are antivirus and antispyware. There are several tools available today. However, as a vigilant user, you must opt for a tool that is available through a reliable source, carries good user reviews, and is compatible with your operating system. After installing an antivirus and antispyware tool, you must update them with the latest virus database and then run a thorough full system scan—at least twice—to detect and remove all malware that exists on the system.

De-clutter the hard disk: In addition to unwanted programs, clutter on the hard disk is also caused due to several unwanted files and disk defragmentation. To get rid of these unwanted files, you may use the Disk Cleanup tool. And, to fix disk fragmentation problems, you may use the Disk Defragmenter tool. You can access both these tools from Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools.

Optimize the registry: One of the most neglected parts of a Windows computer is the Windows registry. However, because the registry comprises all essential information that is required for your software and hardware to function, it is accessed constantly when your PC is operational. Due to this continuous activity, the registry tends to attract a lot of unwanted data that causes it to grow to a very large size. To get rid of this unwanted data and to compress the registry, you need to scan and clean it on a regular basis. The best and most convenient way to perform this is with the help of a reliable and efficient registry cleaner tool.

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Last Updated (Thursday, 24 September 2009 02:15)