12 Computer Maintenance Tasks

All computers need maintenance regularly.  This keeps them secure, running error free and optimised and updated with the latest features.  Below is a list of tasks that Networkz.com.au can compete on your PC to keep it running great.

  1. Check for Virus
    The obvious first item to check on all computers. Involves ensuring Anti-Virus software is up-to-date and configured correctly.  Full scans completed and results actioned where required.  Ensuring software is running real time monitoring and within subscription periods.
  2. Malware and Spyware
    Similar to Anti-Virus but not always running in real time.  Full computer scans and actioned where required.
  3. Security Checks
    Checking your computer Firewall and hardware appliance.  Ensuring no unnecessary open ports or applications or custom rules and further advanced tools are configured to reject attacks.
  4. Backups
    Check the PC has scheduled automated full backups of all hard drives.  The ability to take these backups off-site or to a cloud provider
  5. Temp Files
    Clean up all system temp files for smooth running
  6. Fragmentation
    Full system defrag to speed up system response times
  7. Error Checking
    Checking Event logs for errors and repair where needed. Includes patching and registry edits
  8. Check for disk errors and system file checking and memory error checking
    Using the built in Microsoft tools to ensure the systems integrity and error free running
  9. Optimise Start-up Items
    Remove application with start-up items that slow down system response times
  10. Software Updates
    Updates fall into several categories.  OS updates, Application updates and Driver updates, these can really improve system stability and features.
    –   OS Updates released by Microsoft or your operating system provider
    –   Application updates such as Browser, Database applications and Runtime
    –   Driver updates for system hardware such as Wifi, main board or video devices
  11. Remove unwanted and old programs
    Uninstall outdated and unwanted old applications. often these applications get installed without the users knowledge such as hidden add-ons to downloaded applications
  12. Physical Clean
    Remove dust from the PC chassis using compressed air, clean Keyboard and Mouse and Monitor