It’s the middle and nearly the end of 2019, yet people still believe in these computer myths. Most of these myths are being widely shared through the internet and it causes more harm than good. If you’re using a computer/laptop in your daily life, then this post is expressly for you.

Myth 1: Virus and spyware will make your computer slow

Some people will think that their pc has been attacked by a virus every time their pc runs into any sort of slowdown. Somehow it might be because of hard drive or hard disk is running out of space, outdated software, operating system is not updated and installing too many programs.

Myth 2: Anti-virus that has been installed in your computer completely secure from all types of virus attack.

Most people, including computer expert believe that they’re secure enough if they have an anti-virus installed. It is quite unsafe now because everyone has their personal, sensitive and banking details information on their computers. Also, the virus still has a chance to attack your computer even if you have purchased the best and most expensive anti-virus.  So, this type of behavior such as clicking the unsafe and suspicious link, installing malicious software, downloading software and file from third party websites and not secure and using crack software.

Therefore, you have to keep an eye on your computer behavior so that the virus would not be infected.

The best and easy practice which protects your computer from many viruses is to regularly update the database of your antivirus; this practice protects your computer from the newer viruses which get spread mainly through the internet.

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Myths 3: You must shut down your computer every time you have done working with it.

Instead of turn it on and off regularly, you can make it as a sleep mode while not in use. System resources used as well as battery drain/power draw is minimal while in sleep mode.

Apart from that, you should turn off your computer if there’s no need for it to be running. Every computer component has a limited lifespan, turning your computer off when it’s not needed will allow the components to last a bit longer.

Myth 4: Virus tends to attack Windows rather than Mac, so Mac doesn’t require an antivirus

Many people believe that the windows can easily get infected with a virus and blindly believe that Mac OS doesn’t need anti-virus, based on their flawed logic. This is because the majority of people in this world use Windows OS (79%) compared to the Mac OS (14%). Many hackers and individual who creates virus aim computers that running on windows OS, so that their virus gets spread to the majority of computers.

Even though you use a Mac device, you must use antivirus software. In the year 2015, a senior analyst working with Bitdefender antivirus said that Mac OS X had more vulnerabilities than that of all the versions of the Windows operating systems combined.

Myth 5: You should eject your pendrive

You can just pull the pen drive safely from the computer, as long as it is not used by the computer. For instance, do not pull your thumb drive if the computer is transferring file from your thumb drive to computer. It might be corrupt your files.

If not, you can just simply unplug the thumb drive without clicking Safely Remote Hardware and eject media features.

Myth 6: Your activity on internet will be hidden when using Incognito modes

The only benefit when using Incognito is, all of the browsing histories would not be stored in the device. So, it is also unsafe if you visit the phishing website, which also can be tracked by your IP address on the website.

The best way to protect your device from being tracked is by using VPN (Virtual Private Network).

Myth 7: It’s ok to use laptop in moving transport

When you use your laptop in any moving transport, the movement can damage the internal components and data of your laptop. Hence, shutting down your laptop while traveling is the best choice.

Myth 8: Only charge your laptop battery when it is completely empty

This myth is actually grounded in fact. Back when computers used nickel-cadmium batteries, it was best to wait until the battery was fully spent before charging. However, today’s lithium-ion batteries last longer if you don’t wait to charge them. When you charge a empty or low lithium-ion battery, it develops a chemical resistance to charging. Therefore, it’s better not to run your batteries down to zero before charging again!