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How Often Should You Clean Your Hard Drive?

We see our dentist twice a year to have our teeth cleaned, but how about your hard drive; how often do you have it cleaned? Should you even bother cleaning it?

Hard Drive 101

Before we even delve into cleaning hard drives, let us first clarify what it is?

A hard drive, also known as hard disk drive or simply hard disk, is a magnetic disc that stores computer data. It is a primary component of a computer system which greatly influences the speed and performance of your computer.

What happens if I don’t clean my hard drive?

Not cleaning your hard drive is one of the worst things you can do to your computer as it could result to the following issues:

  • Slower PC performance
  • Shorter computer life
  • Inefficient computer functionality

How often should I clean my hard drive?

Cleaning your hard drive depends on the frequency you download applications.  At minimum, it is recommended to check your hard drive quarterly or semi-annually.

How do I clean my hard drive?

Tidying up your hard disk is not very complicated. However, it will require you to spend ample time to properly execute it.

Finding those really big files

Using Mirekusoft Install Monitor easily allows you to check big files that are seldom used in your system. Simply select it from the list and click uninstall for it to be removed. Those big files that are not being used or bloatware may affect the speed of your computer.

How to Clean your Hard Drive

How to uninstall big files using Mirekusoft Install Monitor

Checking for duplicate files

There are instances where you may have downloaded a duplicate file and unconsciously stored it in your drive. Remove these extra files to add more storage room for your device.

Searching for really old files

This may get a bit tricky without a helpful software to assist you; but with Mirekusoft Install Monitor, you can easily see files that are rarely used and old in stored in your system. Help speed up your PC’s performance by uninstalling these unnecessary files. Choose uninstall and it will conveniently get rid of these files for you.

Renaming your files

Some files are important, but locating these in your system will take some time unless you properly name it. Rather than sticking with an image file such as IMG1604.jpg for your summer escapade, wouldn’t it be better to name it as Summer Escapade? That would most certainly make your search easier.

Move your files in specific folders

Create folders to organize your files and never worry about lost files ever again.

Cleaning up your hard drive can be easily done using Mirekusoft Install Monitor. Download Mirekusoft Install Monitor 2.0 and start removing unnecessary files, today.

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Bit Rot and Data Decay in your PC | How Do I Fix It?

Are you aware that your computer may suffer from memory decay? Are you having a hard time fixing it?

Bit rot and PC slow down

What is slowing down my PC – is it bit rot?

 

Bit Rot and Decay Alarms Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf and Bit Rot

In the Guardian’s 2013 Activate in London, its founder Vint Cerf expressed alarm with regards to librayr information stored in digital data suffering from possible bit rot in the future.

“I am really worried right now about the possibility of saving bits but losing their meaning and ending up with bit rot,” he said. “You have a bag of bits that you saved for a thousand years, but you don’t know what they mean because the software that was needed to interpret them is no longer available or it’s no longer executable … This is a serious, serious problem, and we have to solve that.

Is this for real?

Should you believe bit rot and data decay?

Is this for real?

Some people don’t believe that codes and software could indeed rot, but they do! Adrian Kingly-Hughes share his thoughts on this matter below:

“Some people I’ve spoken to just simply don’t believe that code rot is real and that the idea that a PC gets slower over time is nothing more than an illusion, perhaps as a result of getting used to the speed of the PC or just using it as an excuse to buy a new PC. My take on things is that code rot is indeed real and that a system that was once working fine can be rendered almost unusable in a matter of months or a year. In fact, I’m certain that this factor actually encourages people to trash their old systems and go out and buy new ones.”

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/windows-bit-rot-fact-or-fiction/3325

What is Bit Rot?

Bit rot, is also referred to at time as:

  • Software rot
  • Code rot
  • Software erosion
  • Software decay
  • Software entropy

It is the slow deterioration every computer experiences over time resulting to diminished responsiveness. It is influenced by:

  • Frequency of runs and environment change
  • Accumulated errors in your system
  • Unused and rarely updated code
  • Loading too much software on the system
  • Bloatware loaded into your computer
  • Outdated or incorrect drivers
  • Malware and sypware

How can I prevent bit rot and data decay from hurting my PC’s efficiency?

Preventing bit rot and data decay requires very little maintenance, especially if you have an uninstall monitor such as Mirekusoft Install Monitor, to regularly check software you place in your PC. However, the following tips if correctly followed will further ensure your PC’s efficiency will last for a long time.

Never leave files open for extended periods, especially when not in use.

You may not be aware of it, but leaving word documents on while you move away from your computer forces your PC to auto-save the file over and over again – resulting to bit decay. Thus, it is best to save your file and shut down your computer before you proceed with your scheduled task for the day.

Periodic saving of files even if no changes were done in it.

Rather than periodically save files in your system, transfer data that requires little update to an external memory to avoid auto-update tasks.

Download Mirekusoft Install Monitor

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Better yet, download Mirekusoft Install Monitor today and experience how it will help speed your computer by uninstalling unwanted software in your system. Free yourself from bit rot and data decay threat! Safeguard your PC with Mirekusoft.

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Mirekusoft Install Monitor 2.0 Now Available in Windows App Store

Great news everyone! Mirekusoft Install Monitor 2.0 is now available in Windows App Store. Feel free to download it and start experiencing the following conveniences:

  • Prevent your program from starting unnecessarily for absolute impact on startup performance
  • See the programs that have been installed together
  • Gain more information about your existing programs
  • Directly start your programs

TechVine Review of Mirekusoft Install Monitor 2

TechVine Review of Mirekusoft

TechVine gives Mirekusoft Install Monitor 2 a fantastic review

TechVine is a dedicated website committed to provide unbiased software reviews, how-to-guides and tech tips. We take pride with what they have to say and here is an excerpt of it,

“This feature (program tree) is probably one of the most handy and most powerful. The Program Tree allows you to see the exact impact a program has on your PC and the registry that its currently utilising. As a result, when you remove a program, it isn’t leaving behind any registry keys that may create a security risk.”

“Overall this is a powerful little too that can help you keep track of your programs, add security as well as peace of mind in knowing that when you remove something from your PC it is banished into oblivion! With a simple to use interface and powerful features this is definitely one program to add to your collection.”

Mirekusoft Install Monitor is free for personal and home use. However, it can be conveniently downloaded at Windows App Store for the following rates:

Premium – $24.99

Standard – $11.99

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