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Four Reasons To Have Your Computers Serviced Regularly


You wouldn’t drive your car for any more than a year without getting a service, right? And yet, many of us would never think to service our computers. 

Sure, cars and computers are a little different but, believe it or not, the same principle applies. Computers need to be serviced regularly to keep them in optimum health and functioning well.

You might think, “if it is not broken, don’t fix it!”. Unfortunately, though, computer and laptop problems can sneak up very suddenly. If you don’t keep your machine in a healthy state, it can quickly become slower, faulty, and more susceptible to viruses. 

Need more convincing? Well, here are four reasons we recommend you regularly service your computer

Find Computer Problems Before They Snowball

Who hasn’t experienced their computer randomly switching off? Most of the time, instead of checking for a deeper issue, we carry on as usual and hope it doesn’t happen again.

While computers can sometimes be temperamental, such occurrences could also indicate a deeper issue. If you don’t get the problem checked while it’s small, it could spiral into a much bigger problem that takes you offline for days! 

Catching these problems early, and getting them sorted before they escalate, is essential to your productivity. The good news is that, if you regularly service your computer, there’ll be no time for more minor problems to grow into bigger ones. 

Stop Viruses And Malware from taking over your device

Ransomware, malware, and trojan viruses are an unfortunate reality in today’s online world. It is estimated that there are more than 2,200 cyberattacks per day. That equates to about one cyber attack every 39 seconds! 

Even with anti-virus in place, there are highly-intelligent forms of malware that can bypass security checks and sneak onto your device. 

Often, you won’t even know you have a virus until it’s too late. Your computer might suddenly stop working, or you won’t be able to access certain files. Not only is this frustrating, but it can cost you a lot of money on repairs – or possibly even a whole new device! 

Routine maintenance is crucial to keeping viruses and malware at bay. By keeping your PC up to date with the latest patches and security tweaks, we can help you reduce the chances of a successful virus. Moreover, in the event that your computer has been corrupted, the earlier the issue is found, the better. 

Optimize your computer’s speed

slow running, whirring computer can make even the simplest of tasks feel like a chore. Slow applications, long buffering times, and sudden force-quits are enough to put anyone in a bad mood.

While, in part, these symptoms are natural as your computer gets older, they can be tackled through regular servicing. Our computer experts can check your device’s running speed and optimize it so that it performs as well as possible. We’ll also identify any potential problem areas or storage issues and get these fixed for you. 

We go beyond just fixing your computer; we’ll advise you on ways to get the most out of your device – whether that is looking at cloud storage or installing a new hardware part. 

Enhance Your Computer Speed

Enhance your software to run like new!

If you use outdated software, you not only run the risk of viruses, but you are also holding back your own user experience. Companies create new software with you – the user – in mind. They constantly add new functionality and code to make their applications easier and better to use. 

Let’s say you’re running a really outdated version of Microsoft Word. This will likely make your system much slower and make for a clunky experience! We can check your applications and software to ensure you’re using the most up-to-date version. This will help your computer to run faster too! 

How often should I have my computer serviced? 

We recommend that you have your computer serviced at least bi-annually. Think of your computer service like car maintenance – but for your device. It’s a way of checking that everything is running smoothly, fixing any faults, and making sure you and your data stay safe. 

These regular cleans are much more cost-effective than paying for a new device or severe repair. 

If you find that your computer starts exhibiting any of the following symptoms, you should also get a check-up: 

  • Takes ages to start-up and shut-down 
  • Functions very slowly
  • Often freezes and force quits applications
  • Crashes without reason
  • Shows frequent error messages 

Ready for a computer maintenance checkup? We’re here to help! 

Have you been putting off a computer repair or service because you’re short on time? Need a “go-to” place that will come to your business for repairs when you need them? Mr IT is on hand to assist. 

Contact us at Computer Repairs Melbourne or Call us on 03 9087 4389

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