Maintenance and Internet Security Tips for Notebook Laptop Computer Users
Another great way to make your laptop last longer is by understanding that laptop device was and is created for lighter workload compared to Desktop computers. For example: if you are a gamer needing to upload your video to YouTube or send large video files through Discord. Perhaps you should use a powerful Desktop computer for accomplish such tasks.
Although a laptop will do almost everything a desktop computer can do, you should consider plugging peripherals such as your webcam, graphics tablet, or external speakers only when needed. Even if some external computer peripherals consume a little energy from your laptop battery, best way to ensure longer life out of your laptop is to use it thoughtfully.
When you are not using peripherals, disconnect them from your laptop to save energy as well as prolong the notebook life.
Adjust the Brightness
Laptop computer devices contain sensitive electronic equipment, and the laptop screen requires a lot of power to function. If you are in a well-lit area, it is better to minimise screen brightness because it will save battery. You can manually change the brightness of your screen in the settings.
Dimmer the screen brightness equals to less power usage. Since most modern laptop models come with RGB light effects on the keyboard, turning the backlight off when unnecessary is also a good practice to prolong batter life.
Windows has night light settings that can be scheduled is a great feature which will also make your viewing pleasant and easy on your eyes too.
Firstly, if you are using a desktop computer, do you really need to give Microsoft access to your Location because your device never moves around.
When you have Location services turned on, your device sends location information to Microsoft. But doing so eats away your devices resources including battery power. Even if on a laptop device, most of us Australians do not really need to enable Location settings (unless of course you somehow do need it for your own usage requirements). Simply turn it off for better privacy as well as performance gains.
Start > Settings > Privacy > Location
Too Much Heat
One of the worse things a computer device can experience is ‘heat’. So much so that overheating can actually damage the sensitive circuitry found in all electronic devices. Keeping your computer device cool will prolong it’s life. For desktop computers, in 2022 you can purchase good CPU coolers and have few fans operating to keep your device operating optimal.
Laptop heating is normal but when it starts happening a lot, or it gets too hot, it may be a sign that your laptop needs better cooling solutions or even repair. For instance, fans operating within the device may not be functioning properly, or laptop fans may be broken. In such cases of fan failure and laptop overheating, getting it fixed quickly will avoid other parts to become damaged as well.
There are a variety of causes for overheating from a bad fan, poorly ventilated room, blockage of the fan grills, overuse of the laptop, too many external components all of which can trigger overheating. Troubleshooting heating problems early can really save you time and money. All you need to do is ensure that device operates in cool temperatures that can accommodate the needs of your usage requirements.
Computer Virus & Internet Security
Unlike viruses found in medical settings, computer viruses are one of the worse things that can attach to your computer device. One critical reason to ensure computer laptop notebook and smartphone virus free is security. Consider the amount of sensitive information our devices have. With mobile banking apps, personal photos, access to our social profiles, when our technological devices fall in to wrong hands, we may be in big trouble. So how do you keep safe in this unsafe digital world?
Much depends on your knowledge about technology. If you do lack the necessary knowledge and happen to live in Brisbane Australia, then, talk to The Electronic Fix computer notebook and laptop security specialists (07) 3613 0029 and inquire about our security audit services. In the unfortunate event that your device is infected by viruses or malware, rest assured our experts can remove viruses in Brisbane Australia as well as recover data using state of the art equipment.
Furthermore: some of our valued clients who come to us for notebook repairs in Brisbane think that their laptop needs a part replacement. Upon our expert analysis we often find viruses or malware infection to be the culprit.
Another misconception regarding computer security is the fact that just because your device has Internet Security software installed, does not mean you are 100% protected. Although its critical to use internet security and anti-virus programs in 2022. Another required element is your understanding of best practices for keeping your device safe and secure. You can learn more about how to protect yourself online here.
The Electronic Fix Computer & Internet Security Tips
Never call any phone number found on any website due to website pop-up warnings saying things "Warning Your Computer May be Infected Call 1800######". These types of scams are called scareware attack where cybercriminals (usually based overseas) attempt to gain access to your computer or even obtain your credit card information.
Another great way to protect yourself is to never click on suspicious links you’ll see in an email message. In fact, always be wary of ANY email message claiming to be from your bank (Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ANZ, National Bank, Westpac, Bank of Queensland etc.) asking you to verify your account login details.
Recently scammers have been targeting Australians through SMS messages trying to confuse us with ‘missed delivery, call or voicemail’ which are called Flubot scams. The best protection is being proactive regarding digital security and having in place strong passwords coupled with reputable Internet Security programs in place.
Talk to Your Local Computer Specialists
Regardless of where you are living in Australia, you are sure to find experts who can train you, provide computer and internet security audits as well as install multi-layer computer and internet security programs.
Anytime you realise that something is incorrect when using your digital devices (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone etc.) and you just can’t identify the causes of issues. Now is a great time to visit your local computer repair shop. Living in Brisbane Australia? We are ready to help, simply get in touch with trusted computer repairer in Brisbane The Electronic Fix.