Cleaning your Computer for the New Year

3 Jan 2019 1:50 PMNetlogyx IT Support
Cleaning your Computer for the New Year

The beginning of the new year is a great opportunity to clean out your computer to optimise its performance and storage. Here are 5 tips to clean out your computer this year.

The New Year means new resolutions both personally and for your business.  This year why not start with a clean slate and clean out your computer too, it deserves a routine cleaning to ensure your information is protected and things are running in tip-top shape.

 

Below are 5 things to do to clean your computer this year:

 

1. Delete Unnecessary Data

If your computer is a few years old then it is going to have hundreds, if not thousands, of files and documents. Cleaning your computer is the most time-consuming task, but once you have deleted all the unnecessary data you can start to organise your remaining files in a system that is easy to understand and prevent accumulation clutter in the future. You are wanting to delete any copies of files, old apps, outdated documents, or things you no longer use to start this process.

2. Clean Your Browser

After sorting through your files, check your internet browser for extensions (or add ons) and remove any you no longer use. Deleting old or unused browser extensions can significantly improve speed and load-time.  Also for the beginning of a new year, clear your browser data to remove cookies and history for an even faster experience.

3. Perform a Malware Scan

If you don’t have malware software already - 2019 is the year to get it. There are lots of malware software services available to help ensure your computer is safe but do your research and pick a program that you’ll regularly use to scan your PC for harmful viruses. If there is too many to choose from and you just don't know where to start contact Netlogyx to help find one that will work for you.

4. Utilize an External Hard Drive

While cleaning your computer involves lots of purging of excess data, you’ll likely find some files you can’t part with.  This may be family photos, financial records, or other valuable information so it’s best to invest in an external hard drive. Storing these keepsakes elsewhere will not only free up computer space, but it will also protect them from potential viruses and computer failures.

5. Sanitize Your Computer

Once you’ve tackled the inner-workings of your PC, you can now focus on your computer’s outside cleanliness.  In today's world, our computers are heavily used and rarely receive the cleaning they need. To eliminate germs, gently sanitize the keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

 

Follow these steps to start your new year with a clean slate.  The best way to avoid problems in the future is to be proactive and prepared.  If you have any problems contact Netlogyx for IT support, repairs management Services for you business.