What type of maintenance should I perform regularly to keep my PC running efficiently?

1. Install software updates regularly: Make sure all your installed programs are up to date, including your operating system. Most software updates include bug fixes and performance enhancements.

2. Defragment your hard drive: Over time, files become fragmented and scattered across different parts of your hard drive, which can make your PC run slowly. Use the built-in defragmentation tool on Windows or a third-party tool like Auslogics Disk Defrag to defragment your hard drive.

3. Clean up your disks and registry: Clean out temporary internet files, old program installation files, and other unnecessary files from your disk. Also, use a registry cleaner program to remove leftover entries from your registry.

4. Uninstall unused programs: Remove any software you no longer need or use. This will free up space and help improve your PC’s overall performance.

5. Scan for malware/viruses: Use an antivirus or anti-malware program to scan your computer regularly for malicious software.

6. Check your hardware components: Make sure your CPU fan, memory modules, and other hardware components are working properly.

7. Perform regular backups: Keep an up-to-date backup of your important files on an external hard drive or cloud storage service.