There are a lot of computer repair places, but they usually charge you a lot for things that you can do easily at home, by yourself. Instead of paying for malware removal or computer tune-up, you can save some money by doing these things at home. This way, you will be able to save money for some components that you can buy to improve your computer.
Removing viruses and malwares
There are a lot of people who are still struggling with infected Windows computers. If your computer is infected and it is not working properly, then you should not pay someone to fix it.
First of all, you will need to find an antivirus product that offers good protection. You can either get a free one or a paid one. You should consider installing an antivirus application such as Kaspersky or Bitdefender, as both offer a pretty good protection.
Keep in mind that they are not free and this is because they are very good and they don’t come with useless ads that most of the free Antivirus applications come with. If your computer is badly infected, then you should consider looking into the autostart entries and registry and manually remove the malwares that automatically start when the Windows loads on your computer.
Reinstalling the operating system
There are people who think that their computer became slower because they’ve installed the operating system a long time ago. Most of them think that by reinstalling the operating system, they will fix all the issues, which is partially true. However, by reinstalling the operating system, you will not completely get rid of all viruses and malwares, as they can be on other partitions of the hard disk, which will most likely stay there and do more damage, if you don’t remove them. For example, it’s useless if you format C:\ and reinstall the Windows if the viruses are on D:\, E:\ etc. With other words, as soon as you finish reinstalling the Windows, your operating system will get infected once again.
Removing useless applications
If you’ve just purchased a new computer or you’ve reset your old computer back to its factory default state, you will most likely find it packed full of useless software applications. Computer manufacturers are paid to include these applications, but they might make your system to boot slower and even clutter your system tray.
Instead of going with your computer to a repair shop, we suggest you install PC Decrapifier application, which will remove all these useless pre-installed applications. If you don’t want to use an application for doing this, you can also open the uninstall program from the control panel and manually uninstall each application that you find useless on your computer.
“Building” your own computer
If you want to purchase a new desktop computer, then you should consider making your own computer. Usually pre-built computers are expensive and there is a high chance that you will make a better computer by purchasing parts separately. This way, you can choose the exact motherboard, processor, video card and RAM that you want.
If you are not a connoisseur of hardware components and you don’t know how to assemble parts, you can always ask for a repair shop to do it for you and you will most likely still get it cheaper, after paying for parts and for assembling them, instead of purchasing a pre-built computer.
Upgrading the RAM and Hard Drive
Even if you are not good at assembling parts, you can always add RAM to your computer, as it is a very easy process. All you will need to know is the RAM type and frequency and make sure that you have some empty slots where you can put it. At the same time, you should consider getting a new hard drive to increase the storage space.
Recovering deleted files
Have you accidentally deleted an important file that you want to recover? Well don’t worry, because deleted files are not immediately removed from the computer. However, this process is not as easy as the other ones and you will need to contact a professional that can do that. At the same time, the file should be very important, as this is a very expensive service and it will not be worth paying a lot of money for just a few usual photos. However, if you really need to recover important data, such as company documents and other files, we suggest you to a professional and see what he can do for you.
We’re pretty sure that there are a lot of people who are new to computers. However, that should not stop them from learning fast and becoming independent when it comes to a virus/malware removal, reinstalling the operating system, adding RAM or anything that doesn’t require them to be a genius.