What sort of maintenance should I perform regularly to keep my computer running smoothly?

1. Run a regular antivirus scan to detect and remove malicious software.

2. Update your operating system and programs regularly to ensure you’re running the most up-to-date version with the latest security patches.

3. Clean up your hard drive to free up space and improve performance.

4. Uninstall unused programs to free up space.

5. Defragment your hard disk to reduce fragmentation and improve read/write speeds.

6. Check for driver updates to ensure compatibility and optimal performance.

7. Back up your data regularly to protect against data loss in the case of hardware or software failure.

8. Ensure adequate cooling is maintained by cleaning or replacing dust filters, fans, and heat sinks.