It’s understandable if you’re too busy to even bother on small things such as optimizing your computer in order for it to run effectively. However, this “small thing” you ignore in the name of busyness may eventually cost you if you don’t give it attention since optimizing your computer is just as important as cleaning it out physically twice a year.

Remember that if you decide to bring your PC or laptop to an electronic store for optimization and “tune up,” you’re looking at a minimum cost of at least $50. You can actually do everything yourself without spending a dime, and you can actually automate one or two of the processes so that you don’t need to worry about them when you’re really busy.

Automated Windows Updates

It’s necessary to always keep Windows updated because this is the manufacturer’s and the system’s way to plug in those bugs and security risks. In fact, you don’t need to bring your PC to any store since Windows can update and install automatically without you lifting a finger. Check the Windows Update settings just to make sure it is set to automatically download and install all updates that Microsoft sends.

Automated Antivirus Scan

Never forget the basics and the most basic protection against cyber attacks while keeping your computer humming in harmony is a good antivirus program installed. Choose an antivirus program that protects against every malicious threat out there including malware and spyware. Check if the antivirus and system scan is automated and pre-set on a schedule. The scan will automatically scan your computer while keeping it protected every time it is being used and connected to the Internet.

Automatic Defragmentation

One of the best ways to optimize your computer is to defragment it at least once every few months. You can go to the Windows Disk Defragmenter tool settings and make sure it is on an automatic schedule.

Optimize Startup

This is something that you need to do manually, but it’s a task that only needs to be done once every few months. You only need to simply open the Task Manager (right click the task bar and select Start Task Manager), and click over the Startup tab. After this, you can manage all startup programs without having to install any other software for this task.

Remove Files to Free Up Space

You also need to perform this one manually but probably only once every few months. If you’ve been using your computer for some time, you can free up disk space by first running the computer’s Disk Cleanup tool. This will scan for temporary files and other unnecessary system files you can delete. You can also go through all your files to delete files you don’t need such as videos, pictures, documents, and the like.

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This entry was posted by Publication Editor on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:03:12 AM and is filed under Tech Tips & Tricks.

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