Have you been putting off repairing your computer for weeks, fortnights or months? You might have realised that there was something wrong with your computer when it started acting funny. It is definitely a pain to take a computer for repair but you should remember the old saying that a stitch in time saves nine. So stop delaying getting your computer checked.Here are some of the risks you could face if you wait too long to get that computer checked out.
Viruses that get into your important files
Many people don’t realize their computers may actually have a virus, until they start to act strange.. Computers can get a virus from lots of different things, but the most common way your computer becomes infected is by clicking a link in an email, downloading a file from the internet that is infected, or clicking an error message that pops up without actually reading what is on the screen.
We might not actually notice a virus immediately as you get it. They may stay invisible but may working silently on files you don’t usually pay any attention to while you are working. But there can be some visible signs of a viral attack. Your computer might take a while to boot up or your files may take a painfully long time to open, or you might notice that something that is not quite right.
The longer you delay a virus scan, the more time a virus gets to infect and corrupt more files along the way.
Ransomware or other potential malware
Have you been noticing files that you never seen before showing up all of a sudden? Or, items you saved that are no longer in the right place?
Ransomware is on the rise, but like a virus, you might not realize your computer is affected at first. While you work away, the ransomware is silently taking over your files and eventually is ready to lock you out. You pay a ransom to get your files back (hence the name) or you lose everything. A quick scan at regular intervals will help you avoid these headaches.
More expensive repairs in the future
The more you wait, the more you pay. While nobody likes paying for repairs, waiting to make those repairs can actually cost you a lot more later. While a quick virus scan can help you remove infected files in a couple of east steps, you could end up with a hefty bill to remove an entrenched virus. Or you could get stuck paying that ransom for your family photos and work documents. Either way, it is expensive and frustrating.
Get your computer repaired as soon as you notice a problem. Better safe than sorry