What are the best practices for keeping my PC running smoothly?

1. Keep your operating system, programs, and apps up-to-date.

2. Install an antivirus program and keep it active.
3. Perform regular disk cleanups and disk defragmentations.
4. Uninstall programs you don’t use.
5. Disable or delete unnecessary startup programs.
6. Pay attention to the programs you install.
7. Run a ‘registry cleaner’ utility.
8. Clean out your browsing data regularly.
9. Be mindful of overheating.
10. Monitor your computer’s performance regularly.