Here at AboveIt, we like to think that we are the experts to trust when it comes to verifying the authenticity of information. After all, like any industry, computers are overwhelmed with a variety of myths that are purely fictional. Luckily, that’s where we come in! Read on as the AboveIT team bust some of the biggest computer myths on the web…

Myth: Malware slows down your computer

Although it is true that malware such as trojans and viruses can cause your PC to run at a slower pace, it is actually in the best interest of the malware itself to keep the computer running at a healthy pace. In fact, a slow computer is more likely to be the result of running too many programs at once or a lack of free RAM.   

Myth: You don’t need to invest in antivirus

Many people incorrectly believe that they are immune from the threat of malware because they don’t download unrecognised applications or are using a Mac product. Unfortunately, this can put you at risk as every user should invest in a high-quality antivirus to keep their PC protected. After all, you wouldn’t run straight into battle without any armour, so why leave your computer vulnerable as you browse the web?

Myth: Deleting data from the hard drive erases it completely

Whilst it would be a big comfort to many people, deleting files and data from your hard drive doesn’t actually get rid of it completely. In fact, the data storage information still remains accessible until it is overwritten. Until this happens, the data that was ‘deleted’ can still be accessed and recovered.

When it comes to computers, it is important that you try not to believe everything you see on the internet. After all, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of technicians in the industry who have the experience and expertise to help you with every computer problem, no matter how big or small! To find out more information about telling fact from fiction, get in contact with the best computer repairs Brisbane has to offer and speak to a member of the AboveIT team today!