Like any machine we use, the smooth running of a computer is in the best interest of the operator/owner. However, subtle signs are given by this modern day devices that could suggest that it is time for a routine maintenance. Some of the signs are listed below:

  • Your computer or internet connection is slow

Well, in cases like this, you may be quick to blame your internet service provider, but there are a number of things that could slow down your computer. You might be unaware that malicious apps, spyware, viruses, malware, and even some of your own programs running quietly in the background slows down your computer speed.

It would take some work to figure out what is disturbing your computer’s resources because sometimes simply restarting your computer does not do the trick. That brings up the next point…

  • If turning it off and turning it on again doesn’t work anymore

Restart your computer, especially when the code runs into a problem and the computer operating system hangs. However, some spyware and viruses can survive a reboot and in some cases even abort a restart command. If you have some issues frustrating you and turning the computer off and turning it on again doesn’t help, then, it’s time for an expert to checkup your computer.

3)  Your computer makes weird noises

If you notice any strange sound from your computer, like groaning, vibrating, clicking, or odd whirring noises, it could be a sign that your computer is starting to show signs of wear, or is about to crash. Protect your precious photos, videos, and other important folders. If you haven’t backed up your files on a separate drive, you definitely need to do so as fast as possible because your machine could be on its last leg

4)  You’re installing a new program or upgrading software soon

Although this is not necessarily a sign that your computer gives off, but before you install a program, or fresh update, you need to consider if your computer can handle the minimum requirements you have to consider the resources, memory, and other parts involved with any new upgrade or software installation. Ask for some advice from a qualified computer technician before taking any steps that might damage your computer.

5.) It’s been a few years since you bought your computer

Have you heard the saying that, in order to keep up with computer technology, you would need to replace your computer every 6 months? This is totally fine because buying a computer is an investment. For most applications and uses, a well-tuned and properly maintained machine can last a fairly long time.  However, according to Bit-Tech, the biggest reason people decide to buy a new computer is slow speed of their old computer.

If you have seen any of the signs listed above then your computer might need a maintenance service, although, there are far more inexpensive ways to keep your investment running smoothly. Instead of buying a new computer, check out a local business or organization offering computer repair services, or purchase a refurbished computer.

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