Computers are very complex, and there are so many different things that can go wrong. In order to narrow down what type of software you can get in order to fix your problems, you should think about what exactly is giving you problems with your computer. Let’s take a look at some common computer symptoms that you could be experiencing and then some ideas on how to fix them and which software programs would be most beneficial to you.
If your computer is running very slowly, then there are a few things you can do to clean up your computer to make it run faster. Usually computers will slow down after a while due to file buildups. Also, when you install new programs it makes small changes to your computer. Over time these small changes can add up to really bog down an otherwise good computer. This happens to any type of computer system, including Macs and iPhones.
The best software in this case would be a good cleaning software program. There are several options such as PC Health Advisor and CCleaner. Some free programs can help, and then there are some paid programs that have a bit more functionality.
Errors And Crashes
If you’re getting lots of error messages or your computer is crashing and freezing, you could have a virus or worm. These can be a really destructive problem as they can wreak havoc on your computer. I personally had a worm that prevented my computer from running 30 seconds after bootup. I had to run a program called Reimage in order to successfully repair and restore the files that the worm had messed up.
Missing Or Corrupt Files
Files can go missing through accidental deletion, or they could get corrupted through a virus or malware as discussed above. Sometimes a repair program won’t be able to fix your individual files, however. In that case you might have to get a specific repair program for the type of file that you’re having trouble with. For example, if you’re having problems with Outlook PST files then the best thing that you could do would be to get a PST repair program. These programs make life simple and they can help you to easily fix the problem without having to be a computer expert.
No matter what goes wrong with your files you should always try to keep backups on hand in case the unthinkable happens.