(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New Year’s resolutions help you clean up your act, but don’t forget about the hi-tech part of your life. January is “National Clean up Your Computer Month.”
Icon overload? Plagued by pop-ups? A start-up that never ends?
It may be time for a tech tidying-up. First, dust off your desktop by consolidating icons into one folder. If you haven’t opened them since last year, throw them in the trash.
Time for a tune-up? Run a disk defragmenter to increase speed and performance by condensing files. Loading up on security software like an anti-virus and anti-spyware is necessary to keep your computer safe and running smoothly.
Don’t forget to physically clean your computer. Dust build-up on vents and hardware can affect performance and clog the power supply. A can of compressed air and baby wipes should do the trick, giving your computer a new look for the New Year.