3 Common Computer Mistakes to Avoid in 2021

Last updated on October 3rd, 2023 at 10:53 pm

A lot of things can go wrong with a computer - here are a few ways to avoid them.

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It is interesting to see that computers and people are similar in a way they can both get infected if proper care is not taken regularly and at the right time.

For example, let us consider someone named Mr. X. Mr. X, most of the time, only eats junk food, drinks only soda, rarely takes a shower, and additionally never visits a doctor. If he continues this kind of lifestyle, how long will he remain in a healthy condition? The answer is not too long.

The same holds true for your computer as well. If you keep making certain mistakes, again and again, you may end up spending hundreds of dollars on getting computer software or Professional IT help or some kind of hardware repair. With that being said, let’s now look at some of the most commonly committed mistakes while using a computer in the next part of the post.

Here are the three most common mistakes that you must avoid at all cost:

Clicking on Advertisements

A free mp3 player or a $1000 gift card! How about getting a new computer for free? It seems lucrative, right? How could Mr. X resist not clicking on any such advertisements? The ads that seem too good to be true 99% of the time are actually some sort of scam. These ads usually are designed to get permission to install software applications on your computer without your consent. After some time, you will see that your computer is slowing down unexpectedly, and it sometimes may even contain malware. So, never click on any lucrative ads unless you know for sure it’s genuine.

The online world is full of advertisements, both legitimate and illegitimate. Online advertising is a huge businesses, but if you’re browsing a website and see an ad that’s too good to be true, it probably is.

Not Using an Antivirus

Even if you are careful while using your computer, chances are something will try to infect you whether it’s through an email or a pop-up ad. The best solution for this is to ensure that you have an updated antivirus application installed on your PC. And you must keep updating or renewing it.

Overlooking or neglecting to use antivirus software is likely to render your computer in a state that requires the help of professionals such as Tech to Us. You can get in touch with professionals by finding them online or give them a call to get assistance.

Using Weak Passwords

Mr. X made a big mistake when he decided to use the same password for his eBay, Twitter, iTunes, Gmail, Facebook, and PayPal accounts. If that was not enough, he made it even worse by using a very weak (something as simple as “12345”). These passwords are not secure, and hackers can easily detect them to access your personal information.

We suggest using a strong or somewhat complex password of 9 or more characters, changing it every once in a while, and using different passwords for different applications.

Along with these, you can also look for some other Rookie mistakes that very computer users must know about to avoid serious problems.

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Randy is a Business Tech Analyst. He loves to share his knowledge and experience with his friends and colleagues.

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