Home and business computers are much like a car and need a regular servicing to help ensure smooth and secure use in today’s always online environment.
Regular servicing computers and equipment should include the following to ensure efficient and secure use ;
- security patches
- software updates
- driver updates
- hard disk check
- internal hardware check
- computer security audit
- home network security audit
Keeping on top of security patches and software updates is one thing, however the hardware and internals of the computer need to be checked as well.
Something as simple as a dust build up can affect performance and the life of components.
Set and forget does not exist in the computing world.
Remember if illegal activity occurs on your internet connection it is up to you to prove it wasn’t you.
Home users and businesses should arrange regular servicing to ensure that security software is functioning correctly.
Modern malware and viruses do not easily reveal themselves and infected computers could be giving users the impression of being secure, meanwhile personal information has being compromised.
Lets not forget network hardware and the importance of checking the settings and security of modems and routers. This helps ensure optimal security and privacy.
Wireless routers, modems and other network hardware require updates, and eventually there comes a time when replacement may be required to ensure your network, computers and personal information is safe and secure.