10 tips to keep your computer running and protect

Okay! So, We are providing you ten tips and best practices to put in place on your computer to make it last in good conditions. Nothing very complex, just simple things and common sense that will allow your computer to last and resist the time and the different attacks how to avoid them.

NOTE: – Read the follow the tips to daily routines it will be very beneficial for you Computer to keep you data safe and protect.

1. Use two partitions on your hard drive
Why put everything on this famous C drive? With the large storage capacity of today’s hard drives, it is possible to partition your hard drive into multiple disks. For example, a disk C where the system and applications are located and a disk D to store your documents, images, movies, music, etc. In this case, if you are worried, you can start a reinstallation of the disk C without leaving the data left on the disk D unaffected.

2. Have an updated antivirus
Obviously, you have to install an antivirus on your PC. Today, many free antivirus like (Avast, Microsoft Essential Security, Etc.) provide interesting protection for the needs of most users. Also note that the price of a paid protection has now decreased and it is possible to operate for a paid antivirus against only a few tens of money per year. But the best antivirus remains and will always remain the user.

You do not need to install two antivirus software on your computer. At best, the second will be ineffective. If one day you catch a virus, no need to think that your protection software is ineffective. Instead, think about reviewing your way of using your computer by asking yourself: how did I catch this virus? Malware is most often installed by surfing on suspicious or trapped sites, opening an email, downloading pirated software or after connecting an unknown device.

3. Never open the email of an unknown sender
When you receive an email from someone you do not know and / or is not clearly identifiable. No need to open it and click on the email link, you can directly delete it and report it as spam if your email box allows it. Tell yourself that if someone really wants to get in touch with you, not sure he already has your email. And then, he will be able to write a specific email object and identify himself clearly so that doubt is not allowed.

4. Update your software
We all agree on this point of updating. Updating Windows or other software never comes at the right time. But be aware that the majority of what these updates contain is about security. Software publishers are very sensitive to the security of their software and want users to always be able to use it safely. So, yes, it is long and tedious but it can save you a lot of hassle afterwards to update your system and your software regularly and thus block potential security vulnerabilities on your computer.

5. Do not download anything, anywhere
It is probably by downloading that the number of viruses caught is the largest. So you have to be very vigilant about the sites where you decide to download free software (we are not talking here about illegal downloading because by definition, it is illegal and is a nest virus). Privilege trusted sources of reliable downloads that you’ve seen cited on different forums / blogs. We will advise you better than to make you priority on the site of the publisher of the software that you want to download.

6. Have a safe and hidden password

If it’s your date of birth, it’s not better! You must privilege a password with at least 6 characters and if possible, include letters, numbers and special characters. Moreover, it often happens to find on PCs files with all the user’s passwords or posts-it prominently displayed in front of the computer. Sometimes the file is even accessible on the desktop and called “passwords” … If you cannot remember your passwords, password management software that will allow you to access them quickly. but most importantly, never write it on your PC. It makes you too vulnerable.

7. Do not install many toolbars on your browser

Who never ended up with one or more toolbars on his web browser and had the biggest penalties in the world to get rid of it? Very often, this kind of bar is installed at the same time as a software by forgetting to uncheck a box that is confused with the terms or conditions. You have to be very careful about this because these toolbars are rarely relevant, tend to slow down your browser and are full of advertising.

8. Check which software starts at startup
On Windows, you can set programs that start at startup. Some are of course required for the proper functioning of the PC but others completely useless and will tend to slow down the launch of the computer. It is quite possible to disable the launch of these programs at startup. This will have no impact on their future use and will allow you to get your machine started on the basics, faster.

9. Store and save your documents
Finish with loads of documents lying around on your desk without being stowed away.  All your documents will have to be on the disc D. Then, organize them! Pro, personal, etc. Also remember to make backups because owning two hard disk partitions will not be useful if the disk comes to give up. The ideal? Have a backup of your data on an external drive that you do regularly. Of course, this requires manual action unless you have a solution that can launch remote backups without logging in. 

The other solution to our essential sense is to have a copy of its data in a cloud type solution. Backups are automatic as soon as you change and are connected to the Internet. The risk of losing data is very low. If you have a lot, it will probably pay a little but the free offers are already very interesting. And do not hesitate to diversify: photos here, pro there, etc. In this area, we can not recommend too DropBox for its ease of use or Google Drive.

10. Make a regular cleaning

A computer is like a precious thing, you have to maintain it regularly. This means that you have to clean it physically. Do not hesitate to pass a dry air bomb through the holes if you notice that it is too hot and that a lot of dust has accumulated. But cleaning also means emptying the recycle bin regularly, defragmenting your hard drive, clearing cookies, hiding the browser, removing unnecessary software, and so on. All the little things that, alone, will have little effect but in the end, will restore fishing to your computer. In this area, a small software is very effective to manage all these tasks. Here is CCleaner and other many software to clean it up, we highly recommend it.

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