Keeping it all going

Regardless of the system you have bought, inherited or been given, it won't run forever without maintenance. From simply installing the latest security patches or updating software to adding more memory, it can all be a bit daunting. As many people find out to their cost, parts do wear out, particularly hard drives.

We regularly advise customers on basic steps they can take to keep their system working efficiently and protect themselves from disasters. Backing up the things you cannot afford to lose, like the first steps of your children is an essential part of any computer maintenance process. Most people don't realise that CD's and DVD's they make are not permanent. Time takes its toll on almost all technology.

Regardless of what you may read in the press, virtually all but the most security hardened systems are vulnerable to attack these days. Linux and Apple systems are all under attack, not just Microsoft systems. Even mobile phones can be hacked these days. Running regular anti-virus and anti-spyware scans can help to prevent your computer from slowing to a crawl as well as protecting you from a whole range of threats. De-fragmenting disks regularly can also make life easier for you. Don't worry if you are unsure, we can advise you on all the tricks and even suggest a range of tools and applications suitable for your needs, from free ones on the internet, to subscription services.

Whatever your IT requirements, Riktek can provide the friendly and helpful service you are looking for, so please call us on 01962 886777 or email to: You have nothing to lose by asking and perhaps a lot to gain.