Happy Halloween, let’s get spooky with The 7 Deadly Sins of Computer Maintenance.
How “sinful” are you with your computer maintenance? Let’s find out!
Sin #1. Inadequate Virus, Malware and Spyware Protection
– A recent IT survey showed less than 30 percent of all computers had adequate protection.
– Many Antivirus products offer poor protection against Malware, particularly PUPS (Potentially Unwanted Programs).
– Data theft, identity theft and fraud are the most common motives behind malware infestation.
Sin #2. Poorly managed system and driver updates
– System performance and reliability can suffer greatly.
– Automated updates can cause havoc with a system.
– Peripherals, such as printers and scanners, may not function properly due to out-of-date drivers.
Sin # 3. Out-of-Date Operating Systems
– Windows Vista is no longer supported by many software vendors, including Google.
– Only 0.8 per 1,000 Windows 10 computers scanned had viruses on them. Compare that to Windows Vista, which had 11.3!. Faring slightly better were Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, with 4.8 and 3.5 infections per 1,000 respectively.
Sin #4. Out-of-Date Application Software
– Few people realize that older copies of MS Office and others have major security holes.
Sin #5. Inadequate or No Backup systems
– Less than 30 percent of all desktop computers have any backup mechanism in place.
– Many backup systems don’t backup all files, programs or settings.
Sin #6. Old Hardware
– Most computers were not designed for lifespans beyond 4-5 years.
– Older computers are underequipped to handle many OS upgrades.
– Catastrophic failure costs can be unnecessarily high, especially if data recovery is involved.
Sin #7. No scheduled maintenance
– Scheduled maintenance contracts are often more cost-effective than break-fix.
– Remote servicing is available.
– Doing it yourself is not always cost-effective.
Scared? Ready to repent? Call No Ware Computer Repair today to confess your sins, and to see the light.