IT specialists frequently face the paradox related to the fact that most of the computer-related problems they have to solve for computer users can be simply fixed by rebooting one’s computer. Such a simple answer is effective in more than 50% of the cases.
A question that most of us probably have is why do we have to restart our devices so often? In order to understand it, think of yourself in the morning. Every time you wake up you feel as a well-rested human being ready for the day’s work and the challenges that await. However, as the day goes by, you are getting slower and far less enthusiastic. The same happens with your computer. After you start the computer, various processes and programs are started as well. Nothing goes smoothly for a lot of reasons, and when a lot of such malfunctions and mistakes accumulate, they start to interfere with the processes and slow your computer down. While you can have a good night’s sleep only once in a day, you can luckily reboot your system every time you feel your it is facing some issues. If that does not work, well, then you will have to look for other problems.
The most obvious indication that there is something off with your computer is its slowness. The most common reason for this is accidental installation of software on one’s computer. There can be several reasons for that. First of all, computers are frequently sold with pre-installed programs,various trial editions and whatnots. While this keeps computer prices relatively low (since the developers of such programs pay the manufacturers of hardware for including these programs into their production), it might be difficult to decide whether these programs are crucial for the functioning of your computer or can they be deleted with no regrets in order to boost your computer’s performance.
Second of all, additional programs are installed on your computer with freeware and shareware. Remember, that while there are some legitimate freeware on the Internet, there is also a common practice to bundle free programs with various toolbars and programs that display ads on your browser or collect information about your browsing activities. Not only this can slow your computer down, it can jeopardize the safety of your data. Remember how fast and smoothly-running your computer was when you first bought him and how struggling it has become. This is mostly related to various programs sitting on your computer, even though you have not used them once or others that have been secretly installed on your computer and cause more problems than benefits.
However, it is not that easy to screw your computer irreparably, even though you should take care of it as you would take care of any other device. Therefore, take advantage of the possibilities it gives you while protecting it against the potential threats.