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Top 10 Computer Safety Tips (You must know)


Computer and laptops have become the basic gadget needs for kids, youngsters, and most of the working stations around the globe. Computer Safety has become challenging these days for daily users. Most of the user’s laptop’s lifespan decreases due to a lack of knowledge regarding safety measures. The top 10 Computer safety tips are mentioned in this blog which might be beneficial for the users.

1. Genuine Antivirus

Like a human virus, computer viruses are dangerous too as it enters the computer through unwanted programs and replicates as well as spread in the different directory of computer within a second which affects computers performance and health. Always use the Genuine antivirus on your computer, this will prevent you from malware, spyware & worm attacks.

A computer virus can lead to frequent computer crashes, sluggish systems, and loss of data. You can get a trial version of antivirus from different antivirus companies but make sure to buy the antivirus before the trial period ends. Never use the cracked version from any of the pirated websites. The major benefits of using antivirus are this will scan, find the virus and neutralize them and protect your PC health from future attacks of viruses.

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Genuine Antivirus

2. Genuine & Licensed Windows

In the internet market, you can easily find the crack versions of windows but this is not recommended to use by Microsoft as well as other operating system-making companies. Genuine windows help you to get rid of minor bugs and issue which arises due to a lack of security patch upgrades. Genuine windows keep on updating and notifying us about the new security patch and latest updates. Genuine windows provide real-time protection and protect your PC from spyware, malicious threats, and viruses so it is always recommended to use Genuine and Licensed windows.

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Genuine Windows

3. Be Careful What You Download

Always check twice what you are downloading because on the internet cyber attackers can trick you to download malware software and tricky download materials which can lead you to lose your personal & bank details. The use of antivirus can help you to detect safe sites on the web.

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Download Image

4. Don’t Keep Your Important Files In C: Drive

Keeping your important files and folders in C: Drive that is in Desktop, My Picture, My Documents, Downloads is not recommended as this may slow down and make your PC sluggish. If in case your windows crash due to any issue you will end up losing all your data on C: Drive.

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C: Drive Image

5. Keep Deleting Temporary files Regularly

Temporary files can slow down your computer and makes it difficult for the users to perform basic tasks sometimes so don’t forget to delete temporary files on a regular basis. Temp files occupy space in the system drive which can be deleted and the same space can be used for other purposes and this will make your computer faster as well. Click windows, click on Run, type “temp” and enter OK, give admins permission then delete the temp files.

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Temporary Files

6. Always Use Multiple Drives

All the system files are stored in the C: Drive so before starting to use your PC make sure to create multiple drives, at least two drives minimum. Install the required software in C: Drive and for multimedia and personal documents purposes always use another drive D: Drive, E: Drive, this will help you to make your system faster and improve data safety.

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Multiple Drives

7. Never Install Unwanted Applications

Don’t install unwanted applications which are not in use. If possible uninstall all the unwanted applications to improve the PC health.

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8. Make Online Purchase from SSL certified and Secured sites

Never ever buy or enter your credit card details on a website that doesn’t have SSL certificates. Secured shopping websites mask your personal information. Always looks for contact details, address & privacy policy on the websites before you choose to make your payments on such sites.

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SSL certified image

9. Choose Strong Passwords

The stronger password you put, the more secure your system will be from hackers. If possible always try to put strong passwords in all the accounts you use but make sure not to save the passwords and save them on the desktop or anywhere on your computer in text or word files, you can save such personal information containing files after encrypting such files.

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Strong Password

10. Don’t Use Unsafe Data Storage Devices

USB storage devices like Pen drives, SD cards, SSD & HDD might contain malware or infectious program which can affect your PC system health so always scan such devices before using them. Never use your USB devices on untrusted computers.

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USB image


Always do care about your Laptops and Computers with the safety tips mentioned above in this blog. In Addition always try to use face unlock, fingerprint features if given on your laptops, don’t ever clean the keyboard with collins liquid, keep your software up to dates, always prefer to use genuine software, make a guest account and let the guest use the guest account, download applications from the official stores and websites and always make secondary back up of important files and data.


Mithilesh Jha is a graduate in Medical Science, a passionate learner, Blogger & a Youtuber. He has been working and writing content for many years and he believes that technology is the future.

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