5 Ways To Destroy Your Computer

By: Josh Sommers
I know people don't intentionally try to destroy their computers, but they do it none the less. I have been a computer technician for the majority of my life and I see people unknowingly do the dumbest things to their poor computers daily! So, if you want to join the ranks and demolish your PC without any effort at all, follow along!Don't Use Antivirus Software.Antivirus software is almost always bundled with Windows computers. Problem is no one has time to run it, update it and if they don't have it, install it. All it takes is one virus to get into your computer to cause huge headaches. In my days I have seen customers have their internet connection disabled by their service provider because their computer was sending tens of thousands of emails due to a mass mailing worm/virus. I have seen people put their fist through monitors (LCD... not the painful glass ones) because they got pop-ups every time they moved their mouse. In one case I saw a person spend nearly $300 because they got a popup (from a virus) that said the only way to fix this problem is to spend $300 for the fix. It's like digital ransom and unfortunately they unknowingly paid it! So step one in demolishing your computer is to remove your anti-virus software if it's installed and if you're too lazy to do that, simply stop updating it.Install Software Without Knowing Anything About It.This is my favorite.

In the age of spyware and adware you can't trust everything you download on the internet. You may be trying to get a piece of software that lets you convert your music so you can listen to it in your car. When you install it though, you unknowingly install advertising software that is going to annoy you to death with pop-ups. Or in some cases (probably the biggest one I see) is when people install software to download music or movies (no, not legally) and then they are hammered with advertisements or worse, a stolen identity! (Wow, is that instant karma or what?) Step two is easy. Go and start downloading everything you can without doing some simple research on Google about what you are about to install. Generally you will see a lot of "I hate this software, it has been nothing but a headache" when you search for spyware infested downloads. But we're destroying computers, so we can skip this step.Let It Overheat.Make absolutely sure that you have your computer in a closed cabinet, or at least have books and junk piled all around it so that no air can flow through it. Be sure to leave it on a carpeted floor so dust can easily make its way into the fans. If you can, leave a window open near the computer so you can get some of that environmental dirt and grime inside, this will ensure it overheats properly. There is no better way to slowly deteriorate the health of your computer than letting it over heat. By no means buy compressed air and blow the dust out every few months, this would be counterproductive to our goal.Ignore All Updates.Updates to computers are like healthy eating and exercise to humans. Once you let yourself go you are making yourself susceptible to all kinds of fun diseases, ailments and health issues. Strange problems creep up out of nowhere for no reason, everything seems to be going downhill. Updates are simply fixes for glitches and problems that are known to exist. So to ensure those problems can be exploited by a virus, or triggered by a user, be sure to not update anything. It's going to be difficult to destroy your PC if you are allowing updates to be done automatically. So disable automatic updates for your antivirus software, for Windows and any other software you have installed.So there we have it, five ways to ensure your computer will eventually fail or at least drive you completely insane. If you follow these steps you can expect headaches within two monthsArticle Search, and will require professional help within four.

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