Computers work well when they are taken care of, you could have the best computer money can buy, but without regular Maintenance and servicing you may not get the best bang for your buck.
1. Detect issues early, before they become problems
You’ve just gone out and bought a brand spanking new machine, should give you a couple of years of no hassles, right? Maybe. Whether your computer is new or old problems can pop up at any time. By getting regular maintaining you can get the jump on problems because lets face it…we all love our computers!
2. Prevent against viruses and malware
Viruses and malware are a pain to anyone, virus writers actively seek to disrupt your computer. When your computer is infected a number of symptoms may be felt, from annoying slowdowns to popup messages or contacts emailing you about a strange email you apparently sent them. If your system is compromised your computer could be used as a launching pad to infect your friends.
If Microsoft Windows and your antivirus software is kept up to date then it greatly reduces your chance of a virus infection as commonly known loopholes are closed to hackers and virus writers.
If you do receive a suspicious email or come across something you’re not sure about online, be careful!
Remember antivirus is not foolproof, always exercise caution and if in doubt contact contact us and we will guild you through it.
3. Speed up Your Computer
Over time, files that are stored on your computer can become disorganized and fragmented, this results in slow loading times and delayed access to programs and files. By regularly running speed checks and smart optimization, we can speed up your computers loading times and take care of those annoying pauses when you are busy and need quick and efficient access to your files and software.
4. Keep Antivirus Software Up-to-date
Antivirus software is vital and every PC should be protected but having antivirus software installed isn’t the end of your security – it needs to be up-to-date and working as intended. Some office people can ignore important warnings from antivirus programs, mistakenly thinking that the system is just doing its job. It is important to check out these issues and make sure you are running the latest version of your antivirus software, as an infection could cost hundreds of dollars to fix – and can have a devastating effect on productivity.
5. Maximize Software Efficiency
Computers age and over time they start to slow down – software packages that performed quickly and efficiently to begin with, can become sluggish and have a negative impact on productivity. Because this slowdown has occurred over many years, the computer user may have grown used to the issue and may think that it is normal. It’s not normal, and at Technology Bytes we do regular checks to ensure your software is running to its maximum efficiency – often the answer is just a slight hardware modification or a quick clean out of programs that are no longer needed; if the issue is more complicated however, we can investigate and advise on a range of suitable options.
Why is it a great gift?
1. Many people don’t even have an anti-virus on their computer and those that do they are most times out of date.
2. Hackers are pray on users that don’t understand their computer. We love to educate our customers so if they are in these situations, they know to call us first instead of pay hundreds of dollars to “fix” their computers.
3. Computers are very much like cars…they need regular “oil changes” to run at their best.
4. Regular Maintenance is protects your Investment.
5. Gives you a peace of mind knowing that your computer is protected.
Who would it make a great gift for?
Buy one for you and give one to a friend. Now you can both start the New Year out with a fresh computer and ready to conquer 2017!