Today is the national clean up your computer day. The day we should defrag, empty out the temporary files, run check up disk and preform all the maintenance on our home computers and mobile devices. Once you have done all the clean up on your computer today you should start a regular schedule for performing maintenance to keep your computer or mobile devices running well.
Think of your hard drive as a filing cabinet with file folders that are all the same size. When files are first added they are all put neatly into these folders. Over time you keep adding files and soon those folders start getting full and you need to divide up (fragment) the files and put them in separate folders. When this happens it has to generate additional files to keep track of where all the pieces are located. Then you add in the cookies that you get from the web sites and browser history. As you can imagine by now your computer hard drive is quite a mess and slowing your computer as it searches through all of this to make sure it has the entire program.
Every computer whether it is a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone will have most of the maintenance programs you will need to take care of this mess. You just need to get in the habit of using them on a regular basis. How often you will need to run these maintenance programs can vary depending on much you use your computer but there are a few guidelines that are a good starting point.
Disk and registry cleaning program atleast once a month.
Defragging program once or twice a month. If you use your computer on a daily basis then weekly defragging might be a good idea.
A check up program should be run a couple times a year.
Virus, malware and spyware programs should be run atleast once a week.
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