How to Service Your Computer at Home
27 Mar 2017
Computer Service at Home
It can get really expensive paying companies to service your computer. If you’re willing to follow some simple instructions, you’ll be able to do this very easily by yourself.
So you’ll never have to worry about calling the Geek Squad from Best Buy again because you can handle this on your own if you’re willing to put in the time, effort, and energy.
Don’t worry! It’s going to be easier than you think.
We’ll teach you how to save hundreds of dollars in tech expenses by learning how to implement the easiest computer repairs on your own.
Removing Malware and Viruses from Your Computer
When you have a Windows PC, it’s unfortunately going to get infected with things like malware and viruses from time to time.
If your computer suddenly slows down and doesn’t seem to be working correctly, the odds are that you’ve downloaded some type of a malware or virus that is ruining the performance of your computer.
Now, you may think that you need to call a professional to get rid of the virus for you. But why would you spend all of that time and money when you can actually take easy steps to rid your computer of the virus yourself?
Instead of calling the pros, you need to take charge and find an antivirus program that will provide you with excellent protection.
It’s not that hard to do. In fact, some of our all-time favorites are Bitdefender and Kaspersky.
You can either look into those, or spend some time browsing the web and read articles that compare and test different antivirus programs.
Many of the best ones aren’t free, but they are relatively low-cost, and it’s worth it to have them to protect your computer from annoying threats that can ultimately kill your computer’s performance.
If your computer’s infection is so deep that your virus scan program isn’t getting rid of it, then you may need to call on the experts in this situation.
But in all honesty, your computer is probably so infected that calling on the pros will most likely end up being a waste of money.
You might be better off buying a new computer altogether in this situation.
Removing Bloatware from Your Computer
When you buy a brand-new computer, it typically comes filled up with all types of useless software that you’re never going to use.
Why do computer manufacturers add these programs?
Well, they’re getting paid to install them on your hard drive.
There’s one problem.
Having all of these additional programs that you’re never going to use will actually slow down your computer, and this is especially true during the startup process.
And not only that, they are also going to clutter up your desktop, system tray, your start menu and more.
Instead of paying somebody to remove bloatware from your computer, you can easily do it yourself.
On your control panel, open up the area that says “uninstall a program”.
While here, go through your list of programs one by one and begin uninstalling the ones that you do not use.
It’s going to take you a little while to get through the list, but in the end, your computer will run faster, your desktop will look cleaner, and you’ll have gotten rid of a ton of programs that you’re never going to use.
According to Stackify, retrace experts, it’s better to rid your computer of bloatware to improve your system’s overall performance.
At the end of the day, it’s fairly easy to service your own computer.
If you follow these guidelines, you’ll be able to perform certain service tasks at home without spending a small fortune hiring professionals to do it for you.
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