How Do I Keep My Computer Safe and Healthy

Tech Questions and Answers PC HelperNew and old computer owners alike ask how they can keep their computer safe and healthy. Computers do have a lot of our information and life on them after all. Economy computers average in cost between $300 and $500. One would think that these lower costs would make a computer disposable. Using them until something goes wrong and then replacing them.

The fact that major retailers make $199 to $349 from thousands of computer repairs every day tells a different story. A computer holds much more than monetary value to people. Computers are:

  • Full of Pictures and Memories
  • Provide Financial Access and History
  • Represent Business and Income
  • A Main Entertainment Outlet
  • Communication Portal To Family and Friends

A Safe Computer Doesn’t Always Mean a Healthy Computer

A lot of people that own a computer today equate a safe computer to a computer that is healthy. Unfortunately this is not always the case. It easy to see a computer that has no malware as safe but what happens if you go to turn it on and Windows won’t start? It’s easy to see that safety and healthy run hand in hand.

There are several things that need to be done in order to keep a computer safe and healthy.

  • Malware/Virus Protection
  • Hardware and Software Health Monitoring
  • Periodic Spot Checks

These three things are the most important things that need to take place to make sure that your computer is not only safe but healthy as well.

Keeping a Computer Safe and Healthy

It is easy to think as long as you protect your computer from any type of malware that it will stay healthy and safe. With over 85% of today’s computer repairs being malware related in some way that is a really good bet. Unfortunately it takes a lot more than a good antivirus and antimalware program to accomplish that.

Step 1: A Strong Antimalware Antivirus Program

Emsisoft Internet Security It is a must to have a strong antimalware program installed and up to date on your computer. As of this writing PC Helper 123 offers Emsisoft Internet Security for protection from computer threats. Emsisoft uses a combination of the BitDefender antivirus engine with their own. This is combined with their award winning malware engine which offers an enhanced total protection environment.

Step 2: Computer Health Monitoring

Health Monitor There are multiple ways that a computer can be unhealthy. Being infected with malware is not only unsafe but can and usually does make an unhealthy computer to.

There are a number of things that can warn of an unhealthy computer from a failing hard drive to a severe malware infection. These types of things can be monitored and warnings sent to you or to you and to your PC’s guardian so that appropriate action can be taken as quickly as possible.

A hard drive that is nearly full can create a lot of problems with Windows and its ability to perform. In some cases Windows may even become corrupt and files and pictures may be lost. A full hard drive is not always caused by a computer owner having to many files. It can also happen by a program filling it with log files or other information. This is rare but has happened many times in the past. Programs like Google Maps and even a virus protection program like Web Root have misbehaved on occasion. Windows applications that crash are often a sign of corrupt software or Windows components. If these types of problems are not quickly addressed they can spread and cause more severe issues.

Step 3: Periodic Spot Checks

Computers need to be checked periodically. Even the best software is not infallible and can miss things. A knowledgeable computer technician with the right tools can check behind the software to make sure nothing is lurking behind the curtain that could result in a catastrophic surprise. Any time strange behavior is observed a manual check should be made in addition to a regular schedule of once every three to four months. Safe is much better than sorry after all.

Maintenance and Early Detection Are Critical

Humans, Cars, and Computers have something in common. Regular maintenance and early detection of possible problems are critical to their health and life expectancy. Having a service like PC Helper 123 that helps take care of you and your computer or setting up your own way of keeping your computer safe is a critical part of ensuring that you stay safe and that your computer stays healthy.

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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Brad is a true PC Helper. Having worked on computers since 1988 he's not only experienced at what he does but puts the computer owner above all else. Owning a computer should be a fun and a safe experience. That is the whole mission of the PC Helper program, taking care of you and your computer.

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