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Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Guides / Tips, Mac OS X, Windows |

5 bad practices that ruin your computer software

5 bad practices that ruin your computer software

When we bought a new computer, everything is wonderful until, after a while, no longer is. However, this can not be blamed solely on the machine. Sometimes we put together a remarkable team, or buy a high quality laptop. Yet ends performance decline. This is quite natural, but we have to make some mea culpa. Always, we have something to do when your computer is running slow or bad.

How can we do about it? In this list we have compiled some basic mistakes we make in our computer, mistakes that we may not realize until it’s too late. We also provide quick solutions and improve the performance of our PC.

1. Do not remove the bloatware

We have spoken on other occasions about the bloatware, programs that come pre-installed on new computers and frankly are useless. If you want your computer run faster, the best we can do is fly all this extra burden to the ether. Many people do not realize the amount of useless programs that not even installed, they are simply there, possibly consuming resources and space that could be using the computer for other things. There are many ways to get rid of this.

The solution: we can use special software to detect and remove these programs from your computer. We can also remove them manually from the control panel of the equipment, and also opt for freeware and open source tools for some programs that are free and also consume much less space. You can also read our guide on how to remove bloatware from your PC .

2. Do not perform updates

Both Windows and Mac updated regularly with security patches and other solutions to problems in the operating system vulnerabilities. If not install some of these updates, we may be putting our staff at risk. It is better to have all the bases covered and select actualzaciones-always do these manually in order to have control over what you are installing.

The solution: It is very simple, operating systems usually find these updates and we ask permission to download. The main problem is that a percentage of users simply do not pay attention.

3. Neglecting the antivirus

Security threats in computers are apparent, you do not need to emphasize the dangers. Now, many people install the antivirus and forget to set it up properly to do regular scans, auto-update, and others. So, we are leaving the door open for uninvited guests.

The solution: enter your security software. Update it. Set automatic scans every so often. It’s as simple as that.

4. No uninstall what you do not use

Over the years, our computers accumulate an impressive amount of applications and programs we use once and then do not return to play. These applications take up space, and even worse, can be configured to run only once we turn on the computer. This causes a drop in performance, but luckily you can fix.

The solution: make a short visit to the Control Panel to see what they’re using and what is not. The programs belonging to the second group can be eliminated. If we need to use them again later, simply back down. Better save space now. You can even download special software that detects which programs you do not use for a long time.

5. Overloading

No we fill our computer files. We have ample storage options today: external drives, flash drives, cloud storage, and more. Many people store and saved instead of taking advantage of other options that would make our computer run much faster.

The solution: in addition to removing the apps that do not use can choose to save your files in the cloud or on another disk. Finally, do not forget the streaming: for storing discs or listen forever that we can access them quietly from services like Spotify or Grooveshark. Pictures can be stored in Flickr or Picasa, and so with all file types.

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