Links

  • Don’t click on short links. At least, don’t click without doing proper research first. When it comes to bit links, the problem is that the final destination is unknown. Beware of websites that don’t include http:// in the website address, these can be scam sites and not secure.
  • Don’t click on short links. At least, don’t click without doing proper research first. When it comes to bit links, the problem is that the final destination is unknown. Beware of websites that don’t include http:// in the website address, these can be scam sites and not secure.
  • Don’t click on short links. At least, don’t click without doing proper research first. When it comes to bit links, the problem is that the final destination is unknown. Beware of websites that don’t include http:// in the website address, these can be scam sites and not secure.
  • Don’t click on short links. At least, don’t click without doing proper research first. When it comes to bit links, the problem is that the final destination is unknown. Beware of websites that don’t include http:// in the website address, these can be scam sites and not secure.

Computer Health

  • Don’t fill your hard drive to capacity.  We recommend keeping at least 20-30 percent of the hard drive free. If you are doing a gazillion things at once on your computer, chances are that you have used up all your RAM. Once your RAM is used, your computer uses your hard drive as additional RAM. But if your hard drive is full to the brim, this will end up crashing your computer. Data from the hard drive is lost but most the time can be retrieved and the hard drive can be replaced.
  • Do run anti-virus.  Everyone needs to have one. There is an extraordinary amount of malware, viruses, spams and fraudulent links. Simply having the anti-virus software isn’t enough. People need to constantly update and use it as malicious software is being created every day.
  • Do routinely reinstall your operating system. This one is for the Windows users. Windows is simply going to slow down and it’s going to become less and less efficient after 12-24 months. That’s the nature of the operating system. Reinstalling the operating system is recommended for power users to do it every year. More casual PC users should opt for every couple of years. Reinstalling the operating system can be a hefty task if you have not backed up your files properly. A reinstall essentially wipes out all the data on your PC, so you will be starting from scratch. This means your bookmarks, files, and programs will all be gone. Reinstalling is Windows is a very common service we provide but we will need to take your computer with us, as this cannot be done on site.
  • Do get a solid state drive. If you want to invest in your computer, consider getting a solid state drive, an alternative to the traditional spinning hard drive. They will make your computer run much faster. These can be installed in laptop as well as desktops and are highly recommended.
Do and Don’ts of Computer care