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Most of us are so reliant on our computers that we cannot live without them. Businesses use computers for their transactions and web advertisements. Having a good web design in Sydney business is already a must but if the PC is not working well, we cannot manage well our online activities. Whenever it stops functioning, we want to get it up and running as soon as possible. Here are five computer tips, following which will prevent problems from occurring and keep your computer running faultlessly.

1. Run a thorough virus scan

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Launch your antivirus program, configure its setting to ensure that it scans compressed files too.

Launch your antivirus program and scan the HDD of your computer thoroughly. More often than not, we forget to configure the antivirus to scan the PC automatically on bootup. Most importantly, update the AV regularly. If still in doubt, scan your PC using another antivirus.

2. Update your operating system
People rarely bother to update their operating system, not knowing that such updates contain patches that fix bugs that pose a potential threat to the OS. Ensure that you configure the OS to auto update by browsing to the control panel and going to “Settings” and setting the auto update to “on”.

3. Uninstall unnecessary programs
Older and unnecessary programs, apart from eating up your hard disk space, bog up your computer’s memory and registry files too. Regularly installing and uninstalling of programs causes fragmentation of the sectors of the HDD too. Uninstall all unnecessary programs and run the included disk defragmentation program to boost the speed of your PC.

4. Test the WiFi connection

If you are experiencing slow speed while browsing or while uploading or downloading files, it is time to check your WiFi connection. The simplest way to check a faulty WiFi connection is to plug the Ethernet card of your computer with the output port of your WiFi router with a CAT 5 cable. This helps you determine problems with the WiFi’s hardware.

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Slow speed while browsing or while uploading or downloading files, it is time to check your WiFi connection.

5. Reinstall the operating system
If everything else fails, format your hard disk drive and do a fresh installation of the operating system. This removes viruses & malware, cleans the HDD and configures your computer as it was when you purchased it.