Keeping Your PC Maintained For Virtual Learning

As we all know, this school year looks a bit different for many students of all ages — from young preschoolers to high schoolers, as well as those in college. With the increase of virtual learning, it is important now more than ever that you keep your computer properly maintained and running quickly to keep up with video classes, online tests, and homework. 

PC Autotune is here to provide you with the software needed to speed up your computer, free up needed space, and more. In today’s blog, we are going to share some additional tips with you on how to keep your computer running well this school year. Contact our team today with any questions!

Limit The Amount Of Tabs, Windows, and Programs Open

It is all too easy to move on to another project without thinking about how the unneeded tabs, windows, or programs you left open and running in the background are affecting your computers’ performance. 

To avoid slowing down your computer, simply close out of programs and tabs as soon as you are finished using it. This will speed up your PC and allow you to continue on with your schoolwork quickly and efficiently.

Restart Your Computer 

Another common habit is not shutting down or restarting your computer so that you can keep everything just as you left it each day. While this is perfectly fine to do for a few days, it is important that you take the time to restart your computer at least once a week. This allows your computer time to complete any necessary updates to ensure that your computer continues to run smoothly.

Free Up Some Space

Virtual learning requires you to complete more via your computer, which leads to an increase in the amount of things you are downloading or saving to your PC. Over time, this is going to start slowing down your computer, as well as cause you to not have enough space to save that paper that is due in a few minutes — leaving you scrambling and stressed. You can avoid these frustrating moments by performing some simple tasks, such as defragmenting your computer and deleting any unnecessary files or programs.  

Make Sure Your Computer Is Secure

Another thing that you need to ensure your computer is equipped with is malware protection to keep your computer secure and safe from viruses. The last thing you need is to have your PC crashing due to a virus, leaving you unable to complete your online classes and homework. Or worse yet, having important data compromised by someone hacking into your computer.

Backup Important Data

It’s probably safe to say that we have all lost important information due to a computer crashing or having it be deleted off the computer and not having it backed up. Today, with the availability of cloud storage, backing up important data has never been easier, but that still doesn’t do you any good if it isn’t set up properly. Whether you set it up to do so automatically or you decide to manually perform the backup on a consistent basis, ensure that you have everything backed up properly.

Keep Your Computer Clean 

Now, keeping your computer clean can mean a few different things, but all of them are important. First off, you can perform computer cleanup such as freeing up space on your computer as we mentioned earlier. Beyond that, it is important to keep the desktop on your PC clean and organized so that you can quickly find the programs and files you need to complete your schoolwork. 

Additionally, keeping your computer clean can mean physically cleaning your computer’s exterior as well as your mouse and keyboard. It is important to keep these components free of dust and dirt build-up to ensure that they continue running properly.  

How PC Autotune Can Help

Our team of experts at PC Autotune have developed a PC maintenance software to assist you in optimizing your computer to ensure that it is running at its best, and extending its service life for as long as possible. From hardware maintenance to updating necessary software, PC Autotune is here to help. Try our free version today or upgrade to PC Autotune Professional for additional services and support from our professional team.

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