Archives - PC Tune-up

Spring clean your PC: 3 easy ways to boost speed and security

Just like your home, your computer can benefit from a good spring cleaning! Here are 3 easy ways to refresh your PC and keep it running smoothly and securely: 1. Fight the Filth: Remove Viruses and Malware Think of your computer like a fortress. Viruses and malware are like invaders trying to steal your information […]

Software patches: tiny updates, big security boosts

Ever heard of a “software patch”? It might sound fancy, but it’s actually a pretty simple concept. Patches are like little updates for your computer programs and operating system (OS) that fix security holes and keep your tech healthy. Think of it like this: imagine your favorite jacket has a small tear. A patch would […]

Feeling the tech slowdown? Rev up your drive

Is your computer lagging behind like a sleepy sloth? Don’t worry, tech adventurer, it might not be a monster virus lurking in the shadows Sometimes, the culprit is a tired hard drive. Understanding the Drive Duo: Revving Up Your Drive: Checking your drive type and using the right maintenance technique can significantly improve your PC’s […]

Conduct regular security audits and vulnerability scanning

Strengthen your cybersecurity posture through regular security audits and vulnerability scanning. Security audits provide a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s security practices, identifying strengths and weaknesses. Concurrently, vulnerability scanning identifies potential weaknesses in your systems, applications and configurations. Promptly addressing identified vulnerabilities is key in preemptively countering potential exploits, minimizing security risk and safeguarding your […]

Manage your startup programs for a faster PC

Having many programs that open automatically when you turn on your desktop or laptop can slow down the startup process. Removing unnecessary ones helps to increase startup speed. In Windows, go to your settings and select “Apps” and then “Startup.” Just hit the toggle to turn off the ones you don’t need. For Mac users, […]

If you build your own PCs, avoid cheap motherboards and CPUs

If you’re going to build a PC, two core components that are the most difficult to replace if they fail are the motherboard and the CPU. CPUs, in particular, with their delicate pins that attach to the motherboard, can break with a single wrong movement during installation. This is rarely covered by the warranty. Investing […]