|Do you ever turn your computer off?|
Ask yourself this quick question: At the end of the day, do you turn your computer off or simply stand up and leave? If you were to ask this question to 10 people, you would likely not get all of them to agree on which is the best method. This is actually a common question, but one which is not as simple to answer as you might think.
So, let’s take a look into whether you should shut your computer down at night or not. The first thing we should do is look at three myths that surround this topic.
Myth 1 – My computer is safe from power surges if I turn it off
Myth 2 – Leaving a computer on will cause it to overheat
Myth 3 – Turning a computer on and off, or leaving it on will cause parts to wear out quicker
The truth behind these myths shows that there will be little outright harm to your computer if you turn it off, or leave it on. But the question about which is best to do still remains.
Reasons you should turn your computer off at night
Reasons you should leave your system on at night
So, which is better?
If you just use the computer while you are at work, or are worried about potential security threats, then you can probably shut it down at the end of the day. That being said, if you do shut your system down, it is a good idea to run security scans on a regular basis while your system is on to ensure maximum protection.
At the same time, if you leave your system on, it is a good idea to periodically reboot it so important security and program updates can be installed and your computer can be refreshed.
Still not too sure what you should be doing? Why not give us a call to see how we can help keep your systems running and secure.
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