Published March 22, 2023
UB Tech Squad provides tips to avoid the three most common problems they see with laptop and desktop computers at UB.
The Tech Squad recommends updating your devices whenever an update becomes available. Ignoring updates can lead to network issues, software crashing, and other problems.
Windows computers come with Windows Security built-in, which provides the latest antivirus protection. If you're using a Mac, consider downloading and installing AVG AntiVirus for free.
One of the easiest things you can do for your devices is just take out the trash regularly. Storing files, software, and other applications on your computer takes up space and takes away from computing power.
Keep only the files or software you are currently using, and see what you can send to an external hard drive or cloud storage service like OneDrive instead. You should also clear your browser's cache regularly.
Visit buffalo.edu/ubit/techsquad or call 716-645-3542 to get help with your devices and other technology at UB.