Troubleshooting tips for fixing your own computer

In today’s world of computers, almost everyone needs one and several have multiple. It is just common sense that you are going to have problems with them. As someone who has worked on computer support, I can give you some tips on following the best programs and procedures to use to eliminate those headaches.

  1. If you are running a version of Windows, keep an antivirus program. If you are short on cash, you can get a great free one called Avast. It will update automatically and you should be asked to scan your machine every week. If you are a heavy user or a lot of people download the file, do it weekly.
  2. Get a program that targets malware. Viruses aren’t the only bad thing out there. And software for getting viruses is not very good for getting other nasties, or simply not getting them. I propose a program called Malverbits that is free. This is a great program that gets rid of a lot of small bandwidth and resource sucking programs residing in your machine.
  3. If your computer starts lazy and the two programs above still don’t fix it, get a program called Slayer. It’s great to help you delete unnecessary files and stop programs running on startups that you don’t even use. This one is free.

Pay attention to your computer. If it starts to get sluggish, don’t blame your internet provider or the store you bought the machine from. Do some basic cleanups first. If you are on the Internet, you are at risk of all sorts of dangerous files that will use your resources for their own gain. Get rid of these programs and revitalize your computer.